2017 Best Places to Work Awards ~ Congratulations !

Don’t miss out on the 2018 Best Places to Work Event!  Sign up now to be notified when nominations open: contact@nnhra.org 

Reno’s Best Places to Work Program is celebrating our 10 year anniversary! This initiative was designed in 2008 to honor organizations who deliver an outstanding work experience. Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (NNHRA) wholeheartedly believes that all workplaces should strive to be a Best Place to Work. NNHRA is proud to be the leader in providing Northern Nevada businesses with programs like these to educate and inspire the region’s workforce!  Following the nomination and survey process, NNHRA produces an Awards Ceremony to celebrate the winners of the prestigious Best Places to Work program. We hope you will participate in this amazing program and join us as we continue to celebrate Northern Nevada’s Best Places to Work!

Based on surveys completed by employees, businesses gain valuable insight on several areas:

• Employee Engagement
• Leadership Development
• Employee Recognition
• Recruitment
• Manager Involvement
• Turnover and Retention

The information acquired from surveys allows employers to measure the pulse of their workplace. The program encourages businesses to assess, evaluate, and take action to enhance the work environment. Quantum Workforce is the survey partner for the Best Places to Work Program. You can find out more about the survey in our FAQ section below.

2017 Winners

EXTRA-LARGE BUSINESS:

1st Place
Intuit
2nd Place
CustomInk Logo
3rd Place
Dolan

LARGE BUSINESS:

1st Place
GN-Credit-Union-stacked
2nd Place
Server Tech
3rd Place
Home Instead Senior Care

MEDIUM BUSINESS: 

1st Place
Spine Nevada
2nd Place
Sala Family Dentistry
3rd Place
Print

SMALL BUSINESS: 

1st Place
OneNevada_CMYK
2nd Place
Nevada Rural Housing Authority
3rd Place
Bristlecone logo

MICRO-BUSINESS:  

1st Place
Healing Healthcare Systems
2nd Place
Capture
3rd Place
Prologistix

2017 Finalists

EXTRA-LARGE BUSINESS:

CustomInk

Dolan Auto Group

Great Call

Intuit

NOW Foods

Patagonia

LARGE BUSINESS:

EMPLOYERS

Greater Nevada Credit Union

Home Instead Senior Care

Rosendin Electric

Server Technology

Whitney Peak Hotel

MEDIUM BUSINESS:

Grand Rounds
LP Insurance Services, Inc.
Lumos & Associates, Inc.
Northern Nevada HOPES
Reno Buick GMC Cadillac
Sala Family Dentistry
SpineNevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
United Federal Credit Union
Victory Woodworks
Wood Rodgers, Inc

SMALL BUSINESS: 

Bristlecone Holdings
Jimmy Beans Wool
Nevada Rural Housing Authority
Noble Studios
One Nevada Credit Union
The SPCA of Northern Nevada

MICRO-BUSINESS: 

Aerotek
BlueBird, CPAs
Bombora
CFA
Clark & Associates of Nevada, Inc
Clear Creek Dental
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Healing Healthcare Systems
Hubert Company
Kaempfer Crowell
Nature’s Way Brands
NAVIS
Nevada Commercial Services
No-IP
Pacific States Communications of Nevada Inc.
Pooling Resources, Inc.
ProLogistix
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Simco Imported Shoes
The Applied Companies
The Discovery
Urban Roots

 

2017 Valued Platinum Sponsor

NOW Foods

2017 Valued Gold Sponsors

Clear Creek Dental

Employers

Fairway

Intuit

Northern Nevada Hopes

Pacific States Communications

Server Technology

Simco Imported Shoes

Spine Nevada

2017 Valued Silver Sponsors

Bombara

Chromalloy Nevada

Clark and Associates

Dolan Auto Group

Grand Rounds

Great Call

Greater Nevada Credit Union

HRC

Hubert Company

LP Insurance Services

Lumos and Associates

Nevada Commercial Services

One Nevada Credit Union

Prologistix

Reno Buick GMC Cadillac

Rosendin Electric

Sala Family Dentistry

Victory Woodworks

Whitney Peak

2017 Partners:

Here are some frequently asked questions about the program:

Why should my company participate?

The competition presents a great opportunity to learn what your employees are really thinking, and provides you with valuable information you can use to improve your day-to-day operations and workplace environment. If chosen as a finalist or winner, promote the Best Places to Work award to prospective employees. Use the Best Places to Work logo on your websites and recruiting materials. Use the award in your public relations programs.

Is there a cost to participate?

No. It is free to participate in the program using our standard, on-line survey. All participating companies will receive a free one page Overview report. This report shows how your company scored in each of the 6 engagement categories measured on the survey.
Quantum Workplace offers the following features for an additional cost.
• If your employees do not have access to a computer, paper surveys are available for a nominal fee ($2 per submitted paper survey).
• You may add questions or demographics to the survey to enhance your survey results. Fees for customized surveys vary, based on number of employees. (Only Standard survey questions will be used in scoring for the competition.)
• Participants may purchase a package of their survey results. Prices for packages are based on the size of the company.

How are the Best Places to Work winners determined?

All Best Places to Work winners are determined exclusively on the basis of their employees’ responses to the Employee Engagement Survey. Employee responses from 30 standard questions, along with the number of employees that respond to the survey, are calculated to determine the company’s overall score and ranking.

Can my company customize the employee survey?

Yes, you may add questions or demographics to the survey to enhance your survey results. Fees for customized surveys vary. Please contact Best Places, bestplaces@quantumworkplace.com for more information about custom surveys. Customizations do not affect the way your results are scored for the purpose of the competition. Custom questions and non-market employees are excluded from the calculations.

How is the survey distributed to my employees?

The contact person at your company will facilitate the survey invitations for your employees. There are several options available for distribution.
• Email employees the unique survey link by uploading employee email addresses into the Quantum Workplace portal.
• Employees without an email address can be invited by hand delivering them a unique survey link.
• Paper surveys are available to employees without access to a computer. Please note, there is a $2 fee per survey to process paper surveys and the paper survey deadline precedes the online survey deadline.
• If your company has more than 1000 employees in the contest area, please contact bestplaces@quantumworkplace.com if you would like information on alternative options for inviting employees to complete the survey.

What if my employees do not have access to a computer?

Paper surveys are available at a cost of $2 per submitted survey. A company may use a combination of paper and on-line surveys for their employees. Paper surveys must be postmarked by March 11th, 2016. Data entry of paper surveys must be conducted by Quantum Workplace.

Do all of the employees at my company need to complete the survey?

All eligible employees must be invited to take the survey. To reach a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent, you will need to achieve employee participation based on the following percentages per size of organization for your company to be considered an honoree:
• Less than 50 employees = 85%
• 51 – 150 = 70%
• 151 – 500 = 50%
• 501 – 1,000 = 30%
• 1,001 – 3,000 = 15%
• 3,001 – 5,000 = 8%
• More than 5,000 = 5%

Which employees are eligible to take the survey?

Only permanent employees (full and part-time) are eligible to complete the survey. These employees are the most likely to be impacted by your corporate culture – and are therefore usually the best judge of employee engagement. Do not include seasonal, per diem, independent contractors, or consultants. (including 1099 Real Estate Agents), temps, or partners/owners (with more that 5 percent ownership).

Should Union employees be included?

Yes, Union employees must be included in your employee count and invited to take the survey.

Should Partners/Owners be allowed to take the survey?

No, Partners and Owners with more than 5% ownership of the company should not be invited to complete the survey.

My company has offices in multiple cities and states, how many employees should I enter at the registration page?

You should include all permanent employees (full and part-time) that work within the Reno/Tahoe/Carson City/Sparks metro area. If you would like to include all employees that work outside of these locations, please contact Best Places at 402.206.2386 to discuss customization options and pricing.

Will my company receive the survey results?

Yes, all participating companies will receive a free Category Overview report. This report shows how your company scored in each of the 6 engagement categories. You will also have the opportunity to purchase more in-depth survey results.

What if my company does not make the Best Places to Work list?

You will still receive access to your free Overview report and will have the opportunity to purchase reports to help improve employee engagement. Your company name will not be placed on any list and will not be printed in the special publication. There is NO RISK to participation.

How will I know if my company made the list? When will I be contacted?

All participants that have reached their participation goal will be contacted regarding their status as a finalist or non-finalists by April 8th, 2016.

When is the Best Places to Work event?

The Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada list will be published following the Event on April 27th. The event will take place at the Silver Legacy at 5:30pm. For questions regarding the event please contact Brad Stewart at brad.stewart@prologistix.com.

When can I access my company’s survey results?

If your company is not a finalist, you may access results when you receive your status notification. If your company is a finalist, you will receive access to results after the awards event.

Is the survey confidential?

The Quantum Workplace employee survey is strictly confidential. Companies will have access to survey results at the aggregate level to help you understand and build engagement.

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    Tuesday September 26, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
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    Wednesday October 11, 2017

  3. Carson Area Breakfast Meeting: Benefits Updates for 2018
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    Thursday October 19, 2017
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    Wednesday November 8, 2017
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