United Way of Northwest Vermont named one of 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont

United Way of Northwest Vermont was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont. The twelfth annual list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Vermont State Council and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont list is made up of 50 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

  • Be a publicly or privately held business;

  • Have a facility in the state of Vermont;

  • Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Vermont; and

  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation in early spring 2019.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkInVT.com.

Alison DeFisher