Fortune’s latest list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For, 2007” includes five Ohio employers, led by California-based Vision Service Plan, which ranked No. 23.
Vision Care, a nonprofit benefits company with more than 200 employees in its Columbus facility, earned high marks for its generous 401(k) and health care contributions.
Ohio’s own J.M. Smucker, operating for more than 100 years out of rural Orrville, followed at No. 39. Fortune lauded Smucker’s old-fashioned culture, with employees enjoying face-to-face communication with brothers Tim and Richard Smucker.
Ohio Health of Columbus ranked No. 52, followed by Cincinnati’s Procter and Gamble at No. 68 and Texas-based National Instruments, which has a sales office in Cleveland, at No. 86.
Fortune based the rankings on criteria such as job growth, wages and benefits. But it also praised many intangibles, such as Procter & Gamble’s anonymous employee hotlines and National Instruments’ laid-back culture (the CEO is known to sit with random employees at lunch).
Tip: Citation as a great place to work can be a valuable recruiting tool. Fortune isn’t the only magazine to create top 100 lists. Working Mother magazine also touts top employers, and local business publications often run their own surveys. If you think your organization might qualify for a listing, check out state and local opportunities. By making the cut, you can reap lots of free publicity and great recruiting buzz.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/2220/5-ohio-employers-among-best-companies-to-work-for "