Hoar Construction Named on 2011 Great Place to Work Best Workplaces List for 5th Consecutive Year
By Hoar Construction
BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 25, 2011) – The Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2011 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur® list has been announced and Hoar Construction is on the list for the 5th consecutive year. This annual list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.
Hoar Construction was selected from among hundreds of applicant companies. Applicant companies participate in an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Creators of the list, Great Place to Work®, has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“Our culture at Hoar Construction is built around mutual trust — treating every person the way you would like to be treated,” said Doug Eckert, executive vice president. “Our commitment to each other is building one of the best workplaces in the country — where we enjoy coming to work every day, enjoy the people we work with, create fantastic projects for our clients and become an integral part of the communities we serve. We have seen the competition for this list grow each year and being selected for the fifth time is an honor we will celebrate.”
“While the employee surveys are completely anonymous, Great Place to Work® provides a report that summarizes the employees’ responses and shows us areas where we excel and where we might improve. Each year we take this feedback to heart and work hard to continue to improve. We want nothing less than to be the most respected and admired in our industry and in our communities. That is a lofty goal and it requires extraordinary people as well as laser-like focus on the relentless pursuit of improvement”, said Eckert.
“The companies featured on this year’s list are truly extraordinary in their practices and achievements,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Their leaders recognize the value of creating great workplaces and the competitive edge it provides them.”
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
To see the medium-size company list visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw/medium, to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com or to learn more about Hoar Construction visit www.hoarllc.com.