North Bay Business Journal offered employers a chance to have their employees rate them, and this year 100 enterprises made the cut for the annual Best Places to Work awards.
A report in the Sept. 27 edition of the Business Journal will explore what makes each of these employers exceptional.
The companies will be recognized at the Best Places to Work reception Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma County hotel in Santa Rosa from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $85 or $900 for a table of 10. Register at NBBJ.news/BPTW18.
2018 Best Places to WorkHere are this year’s honorees, listed alphabetically (* = first-time winner, ** = 13-time winner):
3. Arrow Benefits Group
6. Becoming Independent
22. Cornerstone Properties*
30. Exchange Bank**
46. Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center**
47. Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center**
48. Keysight Technologies
74. Redwood Credit Union**
85. Star Staffing
97. Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
How the winners were chosen Companies selected as Best Places to Work in the North Bay were analyzed by the editorial staff on the basis of several criteria, including the employer application, the survey ratings by employees, the number of responses, size of the company, the breakdown of responses from management and nonmanagement as well as written comments by employees.
Nominations were sought starting in March. Anyone within a company can nominate their business by completing a simple form. A minimum of 15 employees was required. Nominated companies were then contacted by the Business Journal and invited to submit a company application and to ask employees to complete an online survey.
The survey was set up through Survey Monkey, a widely used online polling service. Companies had several weeks to complete the application and survey, for which a minimum number of responses was required, depending on company size.
After an analysis of the employer application and online responses, the winners were selected.