The fifth annual Best Companies list appears in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.
"Our Best Companies coverage this year is simple and direct: We went to the employees of the Best Companies To Work For and asked them to tell us what they like most about working where they work," says Mark Howard, executive editor. "The responses are illuminating. Some of them highlight innovative perks, benefits and incentives, while others reveal how these top companies communicate effectively with their employees and empower every worker to make decisions. We hope these ideas are instructive for other companies that are looking to create a Best Companies-type workplace."
The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.
To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the registration, survey and analysis and determined the final rankings.
"A happier staff is one that is engaged with the company, its products, and its objectives," says Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty. "Those are the type of employees who carry the message out to clients and help the company grow. It's our pleasure to recognize those great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida's competitive advantage."
For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In Florida, go to FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.
About Florida Trend
Florida Trend magazine (floridatrend.com) provides excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 250,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine's website reaches approximately 80,000 unique visitors monthly.
About Crossman & Company
Crossman & Company (crossmanco.com) was founded in 1990 and is a regional shopping center brokerage firm which represents over 200 shopping centers in FL, GA, AL, TN, SC and NC.