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Table of Contents

Ideas for Success................................................................................. 4 Hallelujah! Creating a Culture of Caring........................................ 12 What Drives Kentucky Employees?............................................... 26 Strategic Job Searching....................................................................40 What Our Winners Look Like........................................................... 46 Winners Hall of Fame........................................................................ 48

Diagram for Success.............................................................................2 Message from KYSHRM........................................................................3 Message from Kentucky Chamber.....................................................3

Best Large Places to Work in Kentucky....................... 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Edward Jones..................................................................................8 Genentech.......................................................................................8 Booz Allen Hamilton..................................................................... 9 Crowe Horwath LLP...................................................................... 9 Aerotek............................................................................................. 9 Frankfort Regional Medical Center........................................... 9 Corning Incorporated................................................................... 9 Trilogy Health Services, LLC..................................................... 10 Total Quality Logistics................................................................ 10 Farm Credit Mid-America.......................................................... 10 Stantec........................................................................................... 10 CSI.....................................................................................................11 Big Ass Fans...................................................................................11

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Neustar, Inc.....................................................................................11 Baptist Health................................................................................11 Hilliard Lyons.................................................................................14 NPAS; Parallon Business Solutions.........................................14 Papa John’s Corporate................................................................14 iPay Solutions, A Division of Jack Henry & Associates........14 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield................................................14 Assured Neace Lukens...............................................................15 Sazerac Company........................................................................15 Kentucky American Water..........................................................16 Allconnect......................................................................................16 Stock Yards Bank and Trust Co.................................................16 The Sullivan University System................................................16

Blue & Co., LLC.............................................................................25 Garrard County Schools.............................................................25 Plumbers Supply Co...................................................................25 WDRB/WMYO Television...........................................................25 Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center......................................28 Somerset Community College.................................................28 Southcentral KY Community & Technical College...............28 Creative Lodging Solutions.......................................................29 Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility......................29 PBI Bank........................................................................................29 Bluegrass Cellular, Inc................................................................29 ORR Corporation.........................................................................29 University of Pikeville.................................................................30 Fischer Homes.............................................................................30 Homecare Homebase L.L.C........................................................31 The Learning House, Inc.............................................................31 Forcht Bank...................................................................................32 Derby Fabricating Solutions.....................................................32

Best Medium Places to Work in Kentucky.................. 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Your Community Bank...............................................................20 ISCO Industries, Inc.....................................................................20 Van Meter Insurance Group.......................................................21 Signature HealthCARE Consulting Services, LLC.................21 Harrison Memorial Hospital.......................................................21 Balluff, Inc......................................................................................21 Park Community Credit Union...................................................21 V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc....................................................22 Stites & Harbison PLLC..............................................................22 Kentucky Bank.............................................................................22 Traditional Bank, Inc...................................................................22 KORT...............................................................................................22 Harshaw Trane.............................................................................23 Heritage Bank..............................................................................23 Air Hydro Power...........................................................................24 Winterwood, Inc...........................................................................24 Hosparus Inc.................................................................................24 MCM CPAs & Advisors................................................................25

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Best Small Places to Work in Kentucky..................... 33

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River Road Asset Management, LLC......................................36 Benefit Insurance Marketing....................................................36 Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson...................................... 37 ARGI Financial Group................................................................. 37 Integrity IT..................................................................................... 37 NetGain Technologies, Inc......................................................... 37 SIS, LLC.......................................................................................... 37 The Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility....................38 Strategic Communications.......................................................38 AMR Management Services.....................................................38 Epic Insurance Solutions...........................................................38 Delta Dental of Kentucky...........................................................39 Associations International........................................................39 Fitness Consulting Group..........................................................39 Veterinary Data Services, Inc...................................................39

16 Dean Dorton..................................................................................41 17 Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC................................41 18 McGregor & Associates, Inc......................................................42 19 People Plus, Inc...........................................................................42 20 Peoples Exchange Bank............................................................43 21 Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau................................43 22 Tenmast Software.......................................................................43 23 Unified Trust Company...............................................................43 24 Symbiotix, Inc...............................................................................43 25 Three Rivers District Health Department..............................44 26 KESA, The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund............44 27 Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc..........................45 28 Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac.................................................45

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Celebrating 11 years of Best Places to Work in Kentucky:

The Diagram for Success 11 years ago the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program launched with 35 winners in two size categories. Fast forward to 2015 where we celebrate 90 winners, representing the best of Kentucky in three size categories. Out of those original 35 winning companies, five have made the list every year. In total we have celebrated 206 unique companies as a best places to work, and 144 of those companies have made the list more than once. These companies are one of the reasons why Kentucky continues to be a great place to live and work, and they represent two of our most valuable resources – a quality workforce and world-class businesses. But there is always room for improvement, and we believe strengthening these assets will ensure the success of the Commonwealth’s future. Program: conceived in 2004 to celebrate Kentucky’s elite employers who have successfully created work environments that staff enjoy and thrive in.

Goal: to raise the bar among employers, creating excellence and employee satisfaction in the workplace, thereby attracting talented people for years to come.

Part One: Employer Survey (25% of each company’s score) consists of an employer questionnaire used to collect information about each company’s benefits, policies, practices and other general information.

Part Three: In-depth Analysis Combined employer/employee data allows the experts at Best Companies Group to conduct an in-depth analysis of the strengths and challenges that exist in each company.

Eligibility: open to all publicly or privately held organizations, either for-profit or not-for-profit. Companies must have at least 15 employees working in Kentucky to be eligible.

Part Two: Employee Survey (75% of each company’s score) involves a confidential 78 question employee survey which is used to evaluate the employee workplace experience and company culture.

Part Four: Making the List BCG’s experts determine which organizations meet the criteria necessary to make the list, and these employers are then compared to one another and ranked within their prospective company-size categories (small, medium or large).

Part Five: Best Companies Group Employee Feedback Report Participating companies receive a four-part Employee Feedback Report summarizing the data collected through the employee survey process. In addition, the report includes employee survey comments and Kentucky benchmarking data from the winners and non-winners. This report will help each company better understand its workforce and equip it with the information to make improvements.

The winning companies on the following pages are indeed innovators and set an example for other companies to follow. As you read their profiles, you’ll see the often unique ways in which these companies are able to help their employees, their businesses and their communities. To learn more visit our website www.BestPlacestoWorkKY.com or call Best Companies Group toll-free at 1-877-455-2159 for more information.

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The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management is proud to be a founding partner of Best Places to Work in Kentucky. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success. Human resource professionals lead the business of people in Kentucky. We know what’s next and what employers can do to be prepared for changing economic and business conditions. Today’s HR professionals guide their organizations with innovative strategies to increase employee engagement and performance. HR professionals are the CEO’s strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky’s employers. Kentucky SHRM, along with our thirteen local SHRM chapters, provides ongoing educational and leadership opportunities for over 2,700 human resource professionals throughout the Commonwealth. We lead our organizations and contribute to the effective strategies that impact the bottom line. Kentucky SHRM is thrilled to recognize the best of the best in Kentucky. Enjoy learning more about our top employers in the pages to come, and feel free to call on them to find out more about their successful strategies and what they are doing to be ready for what’s next. Kentucky SHRM. Engaging People. Leading Organizations. Advancing Kentucky.

We are excited to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of 90 companies who have set the standard for creating positive working environments. As president of the Kentucky Chamber, I am pleased so many Kentucky employers hold such a strong commitment to their employees. I am especially pleased that 57 of the 90 companies to be named a “Best Places to Work” this year are members of the Kentucky Chamber. From banks, to colleges, to health care facilities, this year’s list of winners encompasses a broad spectrum of services. In order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must entice those from out-of-state to want to work here. The Best Places program provides your company with a tool to measure workplace satisfaction each year. The Kentucky Chamber is proud to offer the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program—it provides a perfect venue to celebrate the companies who are doing their part to make the Commonwealth a great place to live and work. We strive to do our part for Kentucky businesses year-round in the halls of our state’s Capitol and at our Frankfort headquarters. From advocacy, to providing current economic data, to the business education programs we offer, the Kentucky Chamber works each day to unite business and advance Kentucky. We thank you for your participation in the Best Places initiative, and congratulate you on your efforts!

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky winning companies!

Susan Simmons, SPHR Chair, 2014 - 2015 Kentucky SHRM State Council www.kyshrm.org

Dave Adkisson President & CEO Kentucky Chamber www.kychamber.com

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Tuition Reimbursement:

Employees of our winning companies answer the question: “What does your employer do for you that you love?�

up to $6,000 per calendar year. (Frankfort Regional Medical Center)

Discounts:

Equity Grants:

Employee discounts on vehicle purchases and service. (Leachman Buick GMC Cadiallac)

Every employee of Neustar is an owner of the company. (Neustar, Inc.)

Ideas for Success

Open Book Management:

We share all financial information and include employees in a high involvement planning process. Employees see all financials and assist in making business decisions that drive the business forward.

(Tenmast Software)

Great Food!: Working at a

culinary institution has its benefits!

(The Sullivan University System)

The Garage: Named because some of the best innovations happen in workshops and garages, this online idea crowdsourcing platform gives staff a forum to host and participate in tackling difficult challenges, for any colleague to help solve. (Booz Allen Hamilton)

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Center | Corning Incorporated | Trilogy Health Services, LLC | Total Quality Logistics | Farm Credit Mi Stantec | CSI | Big Ass Fans | Neustar, Inc. | Baptist Health | Hilliard Lyons | NPAS; Parallon Business Papa John’s Corporate | iPay Solutions, A Division of Jack Henry & Associates | Anthem Blue Cross Blu Assured Neace Lukens | Sazerac Company | Kentucky American Water | Allconnect | Stock Yards B Trust Co. | The Sullivan University System | Traditional Bank, Inc. | KORT | Harshaw Trane | Heritag Air Hydro Power | Winterwood, Inc. | Hosparus Inc. | MCM LLP | Blue & Co., LLC | Garrard County Sc Plumbers Supply Co. | WDRB/WMYO Television | Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center | Somerset Com College | Southcentral KY Community & Technical College | Creative Lodging Solutions | Somerset Nu Rehabilitation Facility | PBI Bank | Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. | ORR Corporation | University of Pikeville Homes | Homecare Homebase L.L.C. | The Learning House, Inc. | Forcht Bank | Derby Fabricating Solu River Road Asset Management, LLC | Benefit Insurance Marketing | Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson Financial Group | Integrity IT | NetGain Technologies, Inc. | SIS, LLC | The Heritage Nursing & Rehabilita cility | Strategic Communications | AMR Management Services | Epic Insurance Solutions | Delta Dent tucky | Associations International | Fitness Consulting Group | Veterinary Data Services, Inc. | Dean Do Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC | McGregor & Associates, Inc. | People Plus, Inc | Peoples Exchan Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau | Tenmast Software | Unified Trust Company | Symbiotix, Inc Rivers District Health Department | KESA, The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund | Luckett & Farle tects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc | Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac | Edward Jones | Gene Booz Allen Hamilton | Crowe Horwath LLP | Aerotek | Frankfort Regional Medical Center | Corning Inc Trilogy Health Services, LLC | Total Quality Logistics | Farm Credit Mid-America | Stantec | CSI | Big Neustar, Inc. | Baptist Health | Hilliard Lyons | NPAS; Parallon Business Solutions | Papa John’s Corpo Solutions, A Division of Jack Henry & Associates | Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield | Assured Neace Luke erac Company | Kentucky American Water | Allconnect | Stock Yards Bank and Trust Co. | The Sulliv sity System Traditional Bank, Inc. | KORT | Harshaw Trane | Heritage Bank | Air Hydro Power | Wint Inc. | Hosparus Inc. | MCM LLP | Blue & Co., LLC | Garrard County Schools | Plumbers Supply Co. | WD Television | Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center | Somerset Community College | Southcentral KY Co & Technical College | Creative Lodging Solutions | Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility | PBI B Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. | ORR Corporation | University of Pikeville | Fischer Homes | Homecare Home The Learning House, Inc. | Forcht Bank | Derby Fabricating Solutions | River Road Asset Managemen Benefit Insurance Marketing | Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson | ARGI Financial Group | Integrity IT Technologies, Inc. | SIS, LLC | The Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility | Strategic Communication Management Services | Epic Insurance Solutions | Delta Dental of Kentucky | Associations Internationa ness Consulting Group | Veterinary Data Services, Inc. | Dean Dorton | Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Molone McGregor & Associates, Inc. | People Plus, Inc | Peoples Exchange Bank | Louisville Convention & Visitor Tenmast Software | Unified Trust Company | Symbiotix, Inc. | Three Rivers District Health Departmen The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund | Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction M Inc | Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac | Edward Jones | Genentech | Booz Allen Hamilton | Crowe Horwa { Large Companies have at least 500 U.S. employees } Aerotek | Frankfort Regional Medical Center | Corning Incorporated | Trilogy Health Services, LLC | To Logistics | Farm Credit Mid-America | Stantec | CSI | Big Ass Fans | Neustar, Inc. | Baptist Health | H ons | NPAS; Parallon Business Solutions | Papa John’s Corporate | iPay Solutions, A Division of Jack Hen ciates | Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield | Assured Neace Lukens | Sazerac Company | Kentucky Amer Allconnect | Stock Yards Bank and Trust Co. | The Sullivan University System | Traditional Bank, Inc Harshaw Trane | Heritage Bank | Air Hydro Power | Winterwood, Inc. | Hosparus Inc. | MCM LLP | B


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Rank

Previous Rank

Total Years Ranked

Company Name

Survey Administrator Location

Web Address

1

3

10

Edward Jones

Winchester

www.edwardjones.com

2

2

5

Genentech

Louisville

www.gene.com

3

12

6

Booz Allen Hamilton

Radcliff

www.boozallen.com

4

13

11

Crowe Horwath LLP

Louisville

www.crowehorwath.com

5

5

2

Aerotek

Hanover, MD

www.aerotek.com

6

11*

9

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Frankfort

www.frankfortregional.com

7

7

7

Corning Incorporated

Harrodsburg

www.corning.com

8

10

8

Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Louisville

www.trilogyhs.com

9

11

3

Total Quality Logistics

Cincinnati, OH

www.tql.com

10

6

3

Farm Credit Mid-America

Louisville

www.e-farmcredit.com

11

8

3

Stantec

Lexington

www.stantec.com

12

9

3

CSI

Paducah

www.csiweb.com

13

3*

7

Big Ass Fans

Lexington

www.bigassfans.com

14

15

2

Neustar, Inc.

Sterling, VA

www.neustar.biz

15

NR

1

Baptist Health

Louisville

www.bhsi.com

16

18

9

Hilliard Lyons

Louisville

www.hilliard.com

17

19

9

NPAS; Parallon Business Solutions

Louisville

www.npasweb.com

18

21

2

Papa John's Corporate

Louisville

www.papajohns.com

19

17**

3

iPay Solutions, A Division of Jack Henry & Associates

Brentwood, TN

www.jackhenry.com

20

NR

1

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Louisville

www.antheminc.com

21

24***

7

Assured Neace Lukens

Louisville

www.neacelukens.com

22

20

4

Sazerac Company

Louisville

www.sazerac.com

23

27

2

Kentucky American Water

Lexington

www.kentuckyamwater.com

24

26

3

Allconnect

Lexington

www.allconnect.com

25

23

7

Stock Yards Bank and Trust Co.

Louisville

www.syb.com

26

29

2

The Sullivan University System

Louisville

www.sullivan.edu, www.sctd.edu, www.spencerian.edu

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Survey Administrator Contact

Survey Administrator Title

Number of U.S. Employees at time of survey

Number of KY Employees at time of survey

We’re Hiring

Carmack Kersey

Financial Advisor and Regional Leader

36575

382

4

Shannon Burch

Office Manager

12895

39

4

Edward Miller

Lead Associate

21713

75

4

Jennifer Kessler

Louisville and Lexington - Office Manager

2775

94

4

Jackie Stare

Marketing Writer

5959

74

44

Bev Young

VP of Human Resources

168645

454

Holly O’Rourke

Human Resources Manager

11725

426

Abbey Foster

Director of Employee Services

7990

809

Bethany Curee

Marketing Assistant

2956

318

Jamie Swaim

Director, HR

1151

423

Karen Poteat

HR Consultant

6561

245

Bill Perrin

Vice President of Human Resources

1092

316

Rachele Nader

Continuous Improvement Manager

601

549

4

Mary Beth Wilkerson

Director, Talent Development

1342

92

4

Angela Mannino

Chief People & Culture Officer

16489

16489

Allyson Wolfe

VP and Assistant Director - HR

1060

646

Susan Rademaker, PHR

HR Manager

623

432

Jennifer Hauber

Director, Human Resources

18622

838

Lacey Wallace

Social Media Recruiting Specialist

5648

300

Melissa Cooksey

HR Manager

50440

1248

Emily Hammer

Human Resource Administrator

684

282

Susan Lehmann

Director Human Resources

1617

69

Amy Caudill

Human Resources Business Partner

6600

126

MaryRose Dailey

Senior Human Resource Business Partner

721

133

4

Rob Bratcher

Employee Relations Consultant

565

479

4

Melissa Lowe

Director of Human Resources

1129

1118

4

44

4

4

4

NR = Not previously ranked *Previously made medium list **Previuosly won as iPay Solutions, A Division of ProfitStars ***Previously won as Neace Lukens, An AssuredPartners Company

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L A R G E C O M PA N Y

1 Edward Jones is the nation’s largest financial-services firm in terms of branch offices, with 11,000 U.S. locations. Every aspect of our business, from investment types to branch locations, is designed to cater to our nearly 7 million clients in communities where they live and work.

2 Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 35 years. At Genentech, we use human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

At Harrison Memorial Hospital, we believe our hospital is one of the Best Places to . . .

HEAL PATIENTS WELCOME NEWBORNS COLLABORATE PROFESSIONALLY IMPROVE OVERALL WELL-BEING ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE WORK And, we are proud to be a five-time, consecutive award winner.

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4

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for 100 years. Today, Booz Allen is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services.

5 Aerotek is a leading provider of technical, professional and industrial recruiting and staffing services with the mission of bringing great people and great organizations together. Established in 1983, Aerotek has grown from a small company to a world-renowned staffing organization with more than 200 offices.

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Frankfort Regional Medical Center achieves high honors for patient care and nursing excellence, as well as several prestigious accreditations. Those include The Joint Commission’s recognition as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, Commission on Cancer accreditation, and Magnet™ designation.

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences.

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L A R G E C O M PA N Y

8 Since 1997, Trilogy Health Services has dedicated ourselves to being the Best Healthcare Company in the Midwest by providing exceptional, comprehensive care to seniors in every community we serve. To meet every need of the aging population, we have designed our communities to offer a full range of services, from independent and assisted living, to skilled nursing and rehabilitative services.

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TQL is one of the fastest growing providers of transportation logistics services in North America, connecting shippers who have product that needs to be moved with truckload carriers who have the capacity to move it. The company’s more than 2,900 employees identify the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiate rates, and work to satisfy their customers’ delivery requirements.

More than 100,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners turn to Farm Credit Mid-America for financing their farm and home needs. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, there are more than 1,100 employees in almost 100 offices throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

11 The Stantec community unites more than 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

To us, science is personal.

Jacki, patient

BEST PLACE TO WORK.

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L A R G E C O M PA N Y

12 Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) was incorporated in 1965 with six employees and three customer banks. Today, CSI is one of the nation’s largest providers of dynamic technology solutions that help financial institutions and corporate entities remain competitive, compliant and profitable. Our staff of knowledgeable, experienced professionals is among the best in the industry.

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Big Ass Fans designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s most efficient ceiling fans for residential, commercial and industrial settings. Ranging from 18 inches to 24 feet in diameter, Big Ass Fans pair energy-efficient motors with advanced airfoil technology to circulate massive volumes of air.

Neustar is the first real-time, cloud-based information services and analytics provider enabling our marketing, IT and operations clients to effectively promote and protect their businesses. By using our unique, authoritative data combined with our clients’ information, we make data-driven decisions through actionable analytics. We uncover insights for our clients, simplifying complex problem-solving.

15 Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system consisting of eight hospitals (seven owned and one managed), 2,000 employed and independent physicians, and more than 250 outpatient facilities and services, plus a subsidiary, Bluegrass Family Health, which provides health insurance and managed care services to more than 300,000 members. It employs approximately 16,000 people.

Thanks to our clients and staff, who make our success possible We're proud to have been chosen as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Building a great culture, with great people, has made our business an epic success.

EpicInsuranceSolutions.com • (502) 805-3742 #BESTPLACESKY

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By Cathy Fyock, Lyle Sussman, and Kevin Williamson

We live in a time of cynicism. This is a time when Dilbert—a comic strip about office politics, corporate bureaucracy, and incompetence—is often cut out and posted in the very offices it parodies, a testament to our collective cynicism about our work. Cynicism is contagious in a company, but so too is compassion. You have the power to choose a positive attitude and help it spread. If it can spread through your organization, then even a single small choice to choose a good attitude can become part of the company culture. In Hallelujah! An Anthem for Purposeful Work, we’ve outlined these key principles for developing a culture of caring for employees. You don’t hire workers. You hire people who work. Everyone, including you, has a story and some emotional baggage, and you won’t find those stories in personnel files. Home life and work life affect one another. Face it, acknowledge it, and view it as an opportunity for creating purposeful work, not a barrier to it. A family-friendly corporate culture will support the Why and improve the How and What. Respecting the pain and problems of others is a good thing; helping them resolve issues when possible is even better. If your company does not provide resources for assisting employees with their problems, your local community might. Seek and provide referrals to the appropriate agencies whenever appropriate. Caring about others and helping with their problems does not mean that you must become an enabler or a victim. Co-dependency helps no one. A purposeful message for your organization can be translated as a purposeful message for an employee: Just as we, as a company, have the choice to become better and more focused on values, so too can you exercise the choice to become better and more focused on values.

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When you hear disgruntled, cynical naysayers around you, say: “We all have two options: to continue to be depressed and cynical, or to help find solutions for making things better. What do you choose?” Any job important enough to be allocated a budget for salary is worthy of respect, regardless of the absolute dollar value of that salary. Everyone on your payroll deserves to be treated with respect, no matter whether that person holds a GED or Ph.D. No one on your payroll is or should be “just an employee.” If you say that “people are our most important resource,” start proving it every day, one employee at a time. It can be as simple and as powerful as listening for a two-minute conversation. Employees should be both appreciated as people and (literally) appreciating as valued assets to the company. The simplest solution for turning your bad day into a good day: put down your emotional baggage and help co-workers do the same. We all need a plate of cookies now and again. How would you know if you had a caring culture? The answer is simple. The people you cared about would repay you by choosing to be creative, motivated, and productive. Even though they are on payroll, they have decided to become volunteers for your mission.

This article is in part excerpted from the book, Hallelujah! An Anthem for Purposeful Work, written by Cathy Fyock, Lyle Sussman, and Kevin Williamson. Each of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky winning companies received a copy of the book as a gift from KYSHRM. For more information and resources on creating purposeful work, visit the book’s website at www.HallelujahTheBook.com.

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Founded in 1854 and operating over 70 offices in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states, Hilliard Lyons focuses on creating, preserving, and distributing its clients’ wealth. The firm specializes in planning issues that include retirement, business succession, trusts and estates, and education funding.

NPAS is proudly a part of Parallon. Parallon provides full service revenue cycle outsourcing, consulting, management services, extended business office services, payment compliance, and denial management. NPAS is the healthcare industry’s largest provider of extended business office services. Since 1980, NPAS has been improving the bottom line for forward thinking hospitals across the nation.

18 For more than 30 years, Papa John’s has consistently delivered a superior quality pizza and has never lost site that People Are Priority Always. From the first pizza made in a broom closet in Jeffersonville, IN, to now with more than 4,600 locations in 34 countries, our promise remains the same. Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

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iPay is a leading bill pay provider to over 4,000 Financial Institutions, half of the nation’s credit unions, and over 40% of all the nation’s community banks. The Core product suite includes: consumer bill pay, small business solutions, mobile bill pay, and peer to peer payments (P2P).

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Anthem health plans have created a variety of PPOs, HMOs, various hybrid and specialty network-based dental and health care services that combine the attributes consumers find attractive with effective cost control techniques. Employer groups and individual members can select from basic as well as comprehensive plans to meet their specific needs.


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21 Assured Neace Lukens, An AssuredPartners Company, founded in 1991, is a full service insurance brokerage and consulting firm providing property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, risk management services, surety bonds, and third party administration for both property and casualty and employee benefit clients in a variety of industries.

22 Sazerac Company, established in 1850, is a leading U.S. spirits supplier, with the world’s most decorated distillery, and a portfolio of award-winning brands. Sazerac is an independent, family owned company; we attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people.

Congratulations to all 2015 Winners! For more than 50 years, ISCO Industries has provided opportunities for growth for each of its employees. As a customized HDPE piping solutions provider based in Louisville, Ky., we centralize our services here to target customers around the globe. Congratulations to our team members for making ISCO Industries one of the BEST places to work in Kentucky for five years in a row!

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23 Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people in portions of 11 counties.

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Allconnect® is a leading multi-channel marketplace that simplifies the purchase of services for the connected home. Through relationships with major utilities and home service providers, we provide a convenient single source which helps millions of consumers who are establishing or transferring household services save time and money on communication bundles, video, Internet, phone and home security.

Stock Yards Bancorp, with $2.3 billion in assets, was incorporated in 1988 as a bank holding company. It is the parent company of Stock Yards Bank and Trust Company, which was established in 1904 in Louisville, Kentucky and now has offices in the Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati metropolitan markets.

26 The Sullivan University System is comprised of institutions of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of its students. We offer career-focused curricula with increasing rigor from the diploma through the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels.

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Rank

Previous Rank

Total Years Ranked

Company Name

Survey Administrator Location

Web Address

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1

3

Your Community Bank

New Albany, IN

www.yourcommunitybank.com

2

5

5

ISCO Industries, Inc.

Louisville

www.isco-pipe.com

3

14

2

Van Meter Insurance Group

Bowling Green

www.vanmeterins.com

4

13*

2

Signature HealthCARE Consulting Services, LLC

Louisville

www.LTCRevolution.com

5

8

5

Harrison Memorial Hospital

Cynthiana

www.harrisonmemhosp.com

6

2

2

Balluff, Inc.

Florence

www.balluff.com

7

6

3

Park Community Credit Union

Louisville

www.parkcommunity.com

8

12

2

V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc

Louisville

www.vsoftconsulting.com

9

29

11

Stites & Harbison PLLC

Nashville, TN

www.Stites.com

10

17

4

Kentucky Bank

Paris

www.kybank.com

11

9

8

Traditional Bank, Inc.

Mount Sterling

www.traditionalbank.com

12

10

11

KORT

Louisville

www.kort.com

13

16

3

Harshaw Trane

Louisville

www.harshawtrane.com

14

23

5

Heritage Bank

Hopkinsville

www.bankwithheritage.com

15

16**

7

Air Hydro Power

Louisville

www.airhydropower.com

16

NR

1

Winterwood, Inc.

Lexington

www.winterwoodonline.com

17

36***

6

Hosparus Inc.

Louisville

www.hosparus.org

18

27****

9

MCM CPAs & Advisors

Louisville

www.mcmcpa.com

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15

4

Blue & Co., LLC

Carmel, IN

www.blueandco.com

20

NR

1

Garrard County Schools

Lancaster

www.garrard.kyschools.us

21

NR

1

Plumbers Supply Co.

Louisville

www.plumbers-supply-co.com

22

19

4

WDRB/WMYO Television

Louisville

www.wdrb.com

23

26

3

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

Leitchfield

www.tlrmc.com

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21

10

Somerset Community College

Somerset

www.somerset.kctcs.edu

25

18

4

Southcentral KY Community & Technical College

Bowling Green

www.southcentral.kctcs.edu

26

23**

6

Creative Lodging Solutions

Lexington

www.yourcls.com

27

28

3

Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility

Somerset

www.somersetnursing.com

28

32

2

PBI Bank

Louisville

www.pbibank.com

29

30

2

Bluegrass Cellular, Inc.

Elizabethtown

www.bluegrasscellular.com

30

27***

3

ORR Corporation

Louisville

www.orrcorporation.com

31

31

3

University of Pikeville

Pikeville

www.upike.edu

32

32*****

7

Fischer Homes

Erlanger

www.fischerhomes.com

33

NR

1

Homecare Homebase L.L.C.

Prospect

www.hchb.com

34

32******

2

The Learning House, Inc.

Louisville

www.learninghouse.com

35

NR

1

Forcht Bank

Lexington

www.forchtbank.com

36

NR

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Derby Fabricating Solutions

Louisville

www.derbyfab.com

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Survey Administrator Contact

Survey Administrator Title

Number of U.S. Employees at time of survey

Number of KY Employees at time of survey

Lisa Morley

Human Resources Director

207

33

Heather Cheek

HR Director

397

164

Lydia Gilliam

Human Resources Coordinator

159

135

Ben Adkins

Media Relations Manager

274

274

Rebecca Jenkins

Director of Human Resources

315

315

Jenny Arbino

HR Director

164

164

Sharon Thompson

SVP of Human Resources

207

191

Bijal Shah

HR Manager

460

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Becky Dan

Marketing Manager

449

287

Carol Caskey

Sr. VP/Director of Human Resources

237

237

Elaine Highley

V.P. Director of Human Resources

213

213

Paula Lutz

Human Resources Director

355

305

Ruth Reid

HR Director

268

240

Danielle Grace

HR Specialist

265

199

Sharon Stetter

Admin Assistant

150

137

4

Bill Martin

Director of HR

282

275

4

Terri Montgomery

Sr. Manager of Human Resources

443

402

Laura Davis

HR Manager

257

180

Chris Olson

Chief Operations & HR Officer

305

88

Cindy Rogers

Instructional Support

387

387

Jay Wilson

CFO

273

190

Steven Ballard

CFO

188

188

Kimberley Rayls

Director of Human Resources

327

327

Jill Meece

Director of Human Resources

339

339

Sherri Forester

Director of Human Resources

204

204

Tabatha Conway

Marketing Director

179

167

4

Billie Hurst

Human Resources Director

163

163

4

Jill Hill

SVP Human Resources Director

278

278

Brandi Bradford

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

461

461

Paula Sissel

Associate Relations Coordinator

463

170

Krystal Riffe

Senior Benefits Coordinator

283

283

Jamie Bowling

Director of Human Resources

321

321

4

Opal Haug

Business Office Manager

313

144

4

Paula Harper

Vice President of Human Resources

239

191

Leslie Jarvis

Corporate Human Resources Director

314

314

4

Lisa Coffey-James

Manager, Human Resources

222

140

4

We’re Hiring

4

4

4

44

4

4

4

NR = Not Previously Ranked *Previously won as Signature Consulting Services, LLC **Previously made small list ***Last ranked in 2013, made large list ****Previously won as Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP *****Last ranked in 2010 ******Last ranked in 2013

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1 Your Community Bank is a full service banking organization that provides deposit products, loans, treasury management and other financial services to both businesses and consumers. We are community-oriented and focused on serving the best needs of our communities, customers and employees.

2 Welcome to ISCO Industries, a global customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, KY. ISCO stocks and sells a wide variety of piping materials and provides solutions for various environmental, geothermal, golf, industrial, landfill, mining, municipal, nuclear, waterworks and culvert-lining applications worldwide.

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Signature HealthCARE Consulting Services provides management and support services to Signature HealthCARE, operating 125 locations in 10 states with approximately 19,000 employees. Signature’s organizational culture is founded on three pillars: Learning, Spirituality and Intra-preneurship.

Van Meter Insurance Group is a subsidiary of Houchens Industries which is one of the largest 100% employee-owned ESOPs in the country. We seek to counsel existing and potential clients on how to creatively protect their assets and maintain financial stability by the transfer of risk through insurance products. Our vision is to always deliver more than what our clients expect meanwhile creating a stable, ethical and family-oriented work environment for all within our organization.

5 Harrison Memorial Hospital is a regional, medical facility located in the heart of central Kentucky. HMH is an independent, private, not-for-profit facility licensed by the state to operate 61 acute care beds. Harrison Memorial provides acute medical, surgical, obstetrical and special care services as well as a wide array of outpatient services.

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With over 50 years of sensor experience, Balluff is a world leader and one of the most efficient manufacturers of sensor technology with the North American headquarters located in Florence, KY. We provide the integration services, application support, and training you need around the world to ensure your success.

Park Community provides a range of banking products and financial services including a variety of savings and checking accounts, consumer/business/mortgage loans, certificates, IRAs, ATM/Debit/Credit cards, Home Banking, Mobile Banking, etc. The credit union is also able to offer options for mutual funds and other stock/bond investments through our Financial Planning area.

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A full service Southeastern-based law firm representing clients across the United States and internationally, Stites & Harbison PLLC is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation, and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis. The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients including multinational corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, health care organizations, private companies, nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses and individuals.

IT Staffing V-Soft has reconstructed the traditional IT staffing model, infusing supply chain management excellence across its talent acquisition approach. Rather than starting with job requisitions, V-Soft begins at the top of the chain establishing an open and collaborative partnership with business leaders and hiring managers.

10 Kentucky Bank, headquartered in Paris Kentucky, is a locally owned and publicly traded financial institution, with 15 branches located in 11 Kentucky Communities. Our offices are located in Cynthiana, Georgetown, Lexington, Morehead, Nicholasville, Sandy Hook, Versailles, Wilmore, Winchester, Richmond, and Paris. We offer customers services such as checking, savings, money market accounts, CD’s, safe deposit boxes, credit cards, and other consumer-oriented services.

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Through responsive leadership, local decision makers and a commitment to service Traditional Bank offers clients a rewarding banking experience in a secure environment. Our bank is committed to building strong relationships with clients in order to provide exceptional, personal service.

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Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) has been specializing in outpatient physical and occupational therapy in Kentucky for over 25 years. KORT clinicians work one-on-one with patients to regain strength, increase flexibility, improve mobility and reduce pain without drugs or surgery. KORT has over 40 locations and has more Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists and Vestibular Rehabilitation specialists than any other provider in the Region.


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13 Harshaw Trane, a Kentucky based professional services company, delivers sustainable energy environments to commercial and institutional clients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. By partnering with building owners and design/ construction professionals, Harshaw Trane delivers the innovative technology and systems that optimize performance while minimizing energy use and reducing costs over the entire lifecycle of a building.

14 Heritage Bank provides personal banking, investment banking, agriculture, commercial and consumer loans, fixed and variable mortgage loans, lines of credit, corporate cash management services, telephone and online banking with bill pay (including account alerts and a personal finance management product). Heritage Bank offices serve neighborhoods in the Kentucky cities of Hopkinsville, Elkton, Cadiz, Murray, Benton, Calvert City and Fulton.

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HERITAGE BANK! Air Hydro Power is an industrial distributor specializing in factory automation. AHP provides a unique combination of products, services and technical support using hydraulic, pneumatic, hose & fittings, electrical, vision and safety product lines. Air Hydro Power, headquartered in Louisville, KY, has eight locations throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and Alabama.

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Winterwood, Inc. operates as a full-service property management company, which specializes in government-subsidized, multi-family housing. One of the most successful firms in the industry, Winterwood boasts over 30 years of exceptional business and service. This success is built upon our vision of Our People, First.

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5 YEARS RUNNING! Heritage Bank is thrilled to once again be named Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2015!

For more than 35 years, Hosparus, a fully accredited non-profit hospice organization, has provided care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Hosparus cares for nearly 6,000 patients and their families each year. Hosparus serves patients and families regardless of their ability to pay.

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Blue & Co is a regional public accounting firm with eight offices in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio providing business consulting and certified public accounting services to organizations throughout the Midwest. Founded in 1970, we believe an independent accounting firm should provide client management with ideas and solutions to enhance the success of the entire organization.

As a large regional CPA firm, MCM LLP provides highly specialized services to a broad range of clients. Privately and publicly held businesses, not-for-profits, small businesses and individuals across the region and throughout the country receive personalized attention and local access from national level talent.

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Garrard County School System provides a comprehensive educational program for students in grades PreK-12, including a wide array of academic, athletic and extra-curricular programs. Students are challenged as they follow an academic pathway that includes the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, Program of Studies, and EPAS (ACT Quality Core Standards).

For over 90 years, Plumbers Supply Co. has built a reputation as the region’s ultimate supply and service source in the plumbing, heating, fire protection and piping industry. In 1921, John Werst Sr. co-founded the first of what have become five separate divisions, 14 branch offices, and a main warehouse facility boasting 45,000+ different products at a value of more than $20,000,000.

22 WDRB-TV operates three full power television stations and six total TV channels (three HD and three SD) in the Louisville market. We provide news, weather and vital information to 29 counties in our area. We also provide a robust variety of entertainment programming to people of all ages.

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What DRIVES Kentucky Employees? The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program and survey serves a lot of purposes: it gives employees an opportunity to provide feedback to their employers, it allows employers to take a look at their employment processes and, for 90 of our applicants, it provides an opportunity to celebrate making the list! But it doesn’t stop there. The feedback reports that result from the survey provide an aggregate look at a broad spectrum of Kentucky companies and what their employees look for in regards to motivation. In particular it answers the question, “What drives Kentucky employees to engage in the workplace?” The results from the 2015 survey are in, and the following statements from the survey have the biggest impact on overall employee engagement, meaning they are the 10 drivers for Kentucky employees:

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I feel I am valued in this organization. 86% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 65% of the non-winners.

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Most days I feel I have made progress at work. 92% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 82% of the non-winners.

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I have confidence in the leadership of this organization. 90% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 68% of the non-winners.

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I like the type of work that I do. 95% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 92% of the non-winners.


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This organization treats me like a person, not a number. 89% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 64% of the non-winners.

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I like the people I work with at this organization. 95% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 89% of the non-winners.

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Overall, I’m satisfied with this organization’s benefits package. 86% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 61% of the non-winners.

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Quality is a top priority with this organization. 90% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 68% of the non-winners.

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I understand what is expected for career advancement. 81% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 65% of the non-winners.

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 t this organization, employees have fun at work. A 87% of the 2015 winners agreed with this statement, compared to 64% of the non-winners.

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Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, in Grayson County, Kentucky, is a 75-bed regional hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services to the residents of a six county area with a population of over 90,000. In 1951, concerned citizens made a commitment to serve the medical needs of the community by building the 14,000 square foot Grayson County War Memorial Hospital.

Somerset Community College is celebrating 50 years of quality education in Southcentral Kentucky throughout 2015. Since 1965, SCC has been providing accessible, affordable and award-winning education and training. SCC students have access to online learning, high-wage/high-demand technical programs, quality associate and pre-baccalaureate education and customized training.

25 Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college serving more than 18,000 people each year across south-central Kentucky. Its proud heritage of educational innovation and excellence creates a culture recognized as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky and has one of the highest associate degree graduation rates in the state.

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Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility reflects a tradition of quality that began in the early 1980’s. The 123 bed facility proudly provides a full range of health care services including short term rehabilitation therapy, post hospital care, skilled nursing care, long term nursing care and restorative services.

Creative Lodging Solutions (CLS)is a travel services provider that specializes in providing customized lodging programs for corporate clients and focuses on long-term and project based stays. CLS provides assistance with lodging expense control, negotiated rates, and consolidated billing.

28 PBI Bank, Inc. is a Kentucky-based, community-focused financial institution with headquarters in Louisville, Ky. Through a network of banking centers across the Commonwealth, we provide our communities with a broad range of high-quality retail and business banking services while we work to develop deeply personal customer relationships.

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Bluegrass Cellular, a telecommunications management company, headquartered in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, provides services that improve our community and the customers we serve. We are proud to provide wireless services, 4G LTE network coverage, long distance telephone services to our partner companies, manage a fiber optic network and facilitate the provisioning of Internet, video and voice services.

ORR Corporation is made up of three companies. ORR Safety is a distributor of Personal Protective Equipment to commercial and industrial customers; ORR Protection Systems designs and services fire alarm and fire suppression systems; and InspectionLogic develops software to measure fugitive emissions. ORR Corporation, protecting people, property and the environment.

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31 Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, the University of Pikeville is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers. The University of Pikeville offers an outstanding liberal arts-based education with 26 majors, nine pre-professional programs, 2 master’s degree options and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine.

32 Over 20,000 stories have been written and celebrated at Fischer Homes since 1980 throughout the Greater Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Atlanta region. Fischer Homes is one of the region’s premier homebuilders and one of America’s Top 50 Builders. Fischer Homes offers diverse new home designs that serve as a stage of celebration for our customers’ life stories.

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Homecare Homebase is a leading healthcare software company serving the needs of the fast growing post-acute care industry including homecare, hospice and private duty. Homecare Homebase leads the industry in providing superior, forward-thinking technology that improves the operational and financial health of the agency and empowers caregivers to provide exceptional care.

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35 Forcht Bank is a community bank headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky with 30 banking centers located throughout Kentucky. Our vision is to become a great community bank, and we accomplish this every day through our mission of consistently exceeding our customer’s expectations.

36 For over 37 years, Derby Fabricating Solutions has engineered and fabricated interior/exterior components for the automotive industry. Our capabilities are steel rule and rotary die cutting, adhesive lamination and custom assemblies. Derby is TS16949 certified and has won numerous awards from our customers for product quality, service and value.

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Rank

Previous Rank

Total Years Ranked

Company Name

Survey Administrator Location

Web Address

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1

5

River Road Asset Management, LLC

Louisville

www.riverroadam.com

2

2

10

Benefit Insurance Marketing

Lexington

www.teambim.com

3

7

2

Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson

Jackson

www.citizensbankjackson.com

4

5

4

ARGI Financial Group

Louisville

www.argi.net

5

9

3

Integrity IT

Lexington

www.integrityky.com

6

NR

1

NetGain Technologies, Inc.

Lexington

www.netgainit.com

7

1*

4

SIS, LLC

Lexington

www.thinksis.com

8

3

3

The Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility

Corbin

www.theheritageky.com

9

10

2

Strategic Communications

Louisville

www.yourstrategic.com

10

NR

1

AMR Management Services

Lexington

www.amrms.com

11

NR

1

Epic Insurance Solutions

Louisville

www.epicinsurancesolutions.com

12

NR

1

Delta Dental of Kentucky

Louisville

www.deltadentalky.com

13

21

3

Associations International

Lexington

www.associationsinternational.com

14

20

2

Fitness Consulting Group

Elizabethtown

www.fitnessconsultinggroup.com

15

6

2

Veterinary Data Services, Inc.

Nicholasville

www.vetdata.com

16

18

11

Dean Dorton

Louisville

www.deandorton.com

17

14

11

Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC

Lexington

www.sturgillturner.com

18

11

2

McGregor & Associates, Inc.

Lexington

www.mai-ky.com

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13

3

People Plus, Inc

Henderson

www.peopleplusinc.com

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Peoples Exchange Bank

Winchester

www.pebank.com

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15

3

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Louisville

www.lcvb.info

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4

6

Tenmast Software

Lexington

www.tenmast.com

23

24

3

Unified Trust Company

Lexington

www.unifiedtrust.com

24

22

4

Symbiotix, Inc.

Lexington

www.symbiotix.com

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NR

1

Three Rivers District Health Department

Owenton

www.trdhd.com

26

25

3

KESA, The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Fund

Louisville

www.kesa.org

27

26

7

Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc

Louisville

www.luckett-farley.com

28

28

2

Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac

Bowling Green

www.leachmanauto.com

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Survey Administrator Contact

Survey Administrator Title

Number of U.S. Employees at time of survey

Number of KY Employees at time of survey

Elizabeth Aubrey

Human Resources Manager

50

48

Jan LaBonde

Client Service Manager

29

29

Lisa Stamper

Compliance Officer

50

50

Denise Bright

Chief Operations Officer

78

60

Audra Meighan

Marketing Coordinator

34

34

Rob Wildman

Executive VP, Service Operations

146

97

Cecilia Wheeler

Director of Human Resources

133

64

Cathy Willis

Administrator

110

110

Paige Reh

HR Director

45

32

Jennifer Taylor

Director of Human Resources

74

53

Nina Seigle

Director of Human Resources

67

67

Ashley Jones

Senior Human Resources Generalist

72

72

Janet Craigmiles

Director of Human Resources

109

109

Timothy Ward

VP of Operations

20

20

Gail Gastineau

Controller

30

30

4

Kerri Schwaner

HR Manager

137

137

4

Lana McGinnis

Office Administrator

51

51

Lauren Johnson

Partner

18

18

Valerie Davis

Project/Safety Manager

27

26

Amy Oliver

Director of Human Resources

113

113

Chris Kipper

VP of Finance & Administration

80

79

Greg Hodge

Director Human Resources

63

54

Melissa Geertz

Marketing Director

96

91

Julie Hillman

Director of HR

40

40

4

Candice Selph

Personnel Manager

67

67

4

Linda Davis

HR/Office Manager

53

53

Michelle Smith

Human Resource Manager

81

81

Cera Jackson

Marketing Manager

65

65

We’re Hiring

4

4

4

4

4

4

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River Road Asset Management, LLC is an institutional investment management firm founded in April 2005 by James C. Shircliff, CFA (CIO); R. Andrew Beck (President & CEO, Senior Portfolio Manager); and Henry W. Sanders III, CFA (EVP, Senior Portfolio Manager). River Road was formed based upon its proprietary Absolute Value™ investment discipline, a distinct portfolio management approach solely developed by River Road which is distinguishable from, and occupies a unique niche between, other types of investment styles.

2 Benefit Insurance Marketing supports human resource professionals by helping them make certain that the employees they serve understand, appreciate and value all the employee benefits their company provides.

Providing World Class Technology Solutions

SIS is a leading technology and managed solutions provider, helping clients design, optimize and support mission-critical assets. With over 30 years of experience deploying technology solutions, SIS combines proven methodologies, experienced professionals and best-of-breed technologies to provide the highest quality of service for more than 1,300 clients both large and small. SIS is also home to the SIS Managed Solution Center, located in our corporate headquarters in Lexington, KY. This tier 3, SSAE 16 certified data center offers managed hosting, as well as cloud and managed solutions.

• Infrastructure Solutions • Analytics Optimization • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity (DR/BC) • Data Center and Cloud Services • Data Backup and Storage Management • Software and Applications • Staff Augmentation

SIS, LLC • 165 Barr Street • Lexington, KY 40507-1321 • (o) 859.977.4747 • (e) info@ThinkSIS.com

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ARGI, a full-service wealth management firm, has specialized teams of professionals that provide a wide array of customized services focused on achieving their clients’ financial and personal goals. Their servicesinclude Comprehensive Wealth Management, Investment Management, Business Wealth Solutions, Corporate Benefits Education, Qualified Plan Management, and Tax Efficiency.

Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson is a full-service bank that has been serving our customer’s financial needs for over 50 years! We are a BauerFinancial© 5-star rated bank and have competitive products and a full-service Trust Department. We have convenient locations in Jackson and Beattyville.

5 Integrity IT provides technology solutions, services and support that enable clients to excel in their businesses. The foundation of Integrity’s partnerships is based on a thorough understanding of the client’s business including their objectives, strengths and weaknesses, and identifying opportunities for improvement through the application of technology.

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NetGain Technologies is a regional IT consulting company that offers technology solutions customized to the specific business needs of banking, healthcare, manufacturing, and professional sector clients. An MSPmentor internationally ranked managed IT services provider, NetGain Technologies partners with Tier 1 hardware and software affiliates to provide best-in-class IT solutions.

SIS is a total technology solutions provider serving more than 1,300 customers nationwide. Partnered with leading IT vendors, SIS delivers hardware and software solutions, technical expertise, consulting services and data center solutions. The company’s Managed Solution Center is a state-of-the-art Tier 3 data center facility that provides comprehensive hosting and cloud offerings.

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8 The Heritage, an award winning Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, provides a full range of health care services including short-term rehabilitation therapy, post-hospital care, skilled nursing care, long-term nursing care and restorative services. Our team of nurses, therapists and other health professionals work together with physicians to create and deliver a comprehensive plan of care customized to meet each person’s needs.

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Strategic Communications is a premier provider of voice, data and video products and solutions to both the government (federal, state and local) and commercial SMB markets. We specialize in integrated technology solutions including: VoIP Phone Systems (Unified Communications/Presence/Video), Audio/ Video Design and Implementation, Structured Cabling Solutions and Installation, Network Engineering (Routing/Switching), Cloud Initiatives, and Desktop and Server Virtualization.

AMR Management Services provides professional services to a variety of local, regional, national and international nonprofit trade associations, professional societies and foundations. Through our passion, people and principles, AMR turns vision into action to enable client success. AMR’s core services include association management, conference and event management, marketing and creative services and technology management.

11 Epic Insurance Solutions is an insurance brokerage offering all lines of personal and business insurance products. From property and casualty to personal lines to business group and specific needs, Epic extends a professional advantage in obtaining the best insurance products tailored to client-related issues and needs.

At Corning, our people prove there is always more behind the glass Corning is honored to be recognized by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Our Harrodsburg facility is part of the reason we’re a leading supplier of high technology glass for the display industry. We are proud of our people for delivering world-class products while creating a positive work environment and supporting the local community through active volunteer participation. Congratulations to all of our Harrodsburg employees. Corning is a registered trademark of Corning Incorporated, Corning, N.Y., USA © Corning Incorporated, 2012

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12 Delta Dental of Kentucky is the oldest and largest dental carrier in the Commonwealth. We are a not-for-profit dental service corporation. Our core purpose is the advancement of oral health for Kentuckians through our dental benefits programs and philanthropic efforts. We have the largest participating dentist networks in the Commonwealth.

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Fitness Consulting Group provides business management services to brands in the fitness industry. These services include marketing and sales systems development and execution, operations support in the form of digital and print publishing, business coaching, and event management, and financial management.

Associations International is a leading association management company recognized for helping professional and trade associations build membership, promote their missions and seize opportunities for growth.

15 VetData provides data integration and support services to the veterinary community. Powering solutions at over 10,000 veterinary practices worldwide, VetData’s services allow veterinarians to leverage patient data to improve quality of care and increase practice revenue.

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Job seekers face tough interview questions like What makes you the best candidate for this position? and What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses? What if you already knew what attributes that employer associated with the ideal candidate? Having such knowledge in your pocket would certainly prove useful when framing informed responses to difficult fit-based questions like these. According to a recent survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the top five desired candidate attributes include leadership skills, ability to work in a team, written communication skills, problem-solving skills and strong work ethic. But your job search is here in Kentucky. What do Kentucky companies seek in candidates? Does it vary by company? According to Nick Williams, HR Manager with Big Ass Solutions, “When we focus in on a candidate we certainly care about the resume, but we care significantly more about who they are as people, how they are driven. We want to know if they are curious, innovative, hands-on. It is less about the skills to do the job more about their ability to help push the business.” So how can you as a candidate figure out what individual companies seek in ideal candidates? The quickest way to gather valuable information about a company is to inspect their website carefully. key sections like About Us and Job Opportunities. Read the company history if it is included. Often employers will ask in interviews what a candidate knows about the company, and knowing a few nuggets can effectively prove you have done your research. Consider the company’s mission statement and core values if they are included. Are they in line with your personal values? “Papa John’s lives out the core value PAPA, People Are Priority Always, in everything we do, from our communities to our customers to our team members. Our recruiting process includes questions around job-specific competencies as well as behavioral interviewing to further understand if the candidate fits into our core values and the culture of our company,” says Jennifer Hauber, Director of Human Resources at Papa John’s International.

Next, conduct a LinkedIn company search and study the company profile carefully. Note the recent updates section for updates about news and special projects. These updates can be great conversation starters for email introductions and during interviews. The most valuable information you can gain from LinkedIn research is in the section called How You’re Connected. It displays the number of employees on LinkedIn that work at a specific company—a prime group for networking. If you are not directly connected to someone who works there, review the second-degree connections closely. Remember, on LinkedIn, second-degree connections know someone that you know. Go through those second-degree connections and ask for an introduction via a common connection. Ideally you will have connections that work at a company or friendly connections to facilitate an introduction, but this is not always the case. Depending on how employees have set up their accounts, you may be able to reach out to them directly without a facilitated introduction. In this case you should address your interest in the company and stick with conversation starters like favorite things about working there, advice on best ways to network with employees or suggested professional associations for the industry. Joining groups on LinkedIn will allow you to contact fellow group members, so strategically join groups associated with your industry/job function. According to Candice Selph, Personnel Manager at Three Rivers District Health Department, “Candidates active in professional development associations typically demonstrate a passion for their career path and a commitment to continued learning… [They] provide networking opportunities, leadership development, research, information and tools to be more effective and efficient in the workplace. Well-rounded, knowledgeable candidates are at a premium, and we seek to hire individuals who are dedicated to developing both personally and professionally.”

According to a report from ABC News, 80% of jobs are found through networking.

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16 Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (“Dean Dorton”) was built around a simple philosophy – that providing unparalleled personal attention to our clients is just as important as providing accurate, timely services that meet their needs. Dean Dorton is a full-service accounting and consulting firm providing an impressive range of services to clients of all sizes in a variety of industries.

17 Since 1957, the attorneys of Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC have been committed to serving its clients, its people, and its community with integrity. We serve clients in the areas of law including medical malpractice, healthcare, employment, education, business, municipal, utilities, insurance, commercial real estate and alternative dispute resolution.

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18 McGregor & Associates, Inc. is a local organization providing employee benefits administration and consulting services to employers. We provide administration and compliance services for Cafeteria Plans, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA); Health Savings Accounts (HSA); COBRA; ERISA Welfare Benefit Plans; FMLA; Retiree Billing and 401k Plans.

19 Since 1988, People Plus has been guided by three words: Service, Value and Safety. We strive to provide value to our clients with the best service possible. We strive to offer our employees new opportunities and a safe work place. We strive to be a leader in the staffing industry. And we strive to leave our local communities in better shape than when we found them. We are Kentucky people helping fellow Kentucky people. We are People Plus, Inc.

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Peoples Exchange Bank is proud to be a community bank. We strive to be first in what matters most to our customers across the many facets of today’s financial world. Helping customers to save more, pay less, earn more, protect smarter and borrow wisely. Since 1912, we’ve built a trusted name by helping our customers, our employees and our communities.

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The mission of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau is to enhance Louisville’s economy through tourism — to position and sell our community worldwide, in partnership with the public and private sector, as a premier destination for conventions, tradeshows, corporate meetings, group tours, and individual leisure travel.

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Tenmast provides enterprise-level software and related technical services to public housing authorities and government-subsidized low income housing programs, as well as property management companies and affordable housing organizations. Our clients are highly regulated city, county governments and the private sector. Our software systems help them manage the entire business process as well as their compliance with federal laws and regulations.

At Unified Trust our goal is to help people achieve successful financial outcomes in relation to their Wealth Management, Retirement, and Financial Planning needs. In a sense we’re guardians of their dreams and it’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. To accomplish this we focus on long-term goals and create solutions that will realistically help people achieve those goals with a minimum amount of risk.

24 Where Science and Strategy Meet: Symbiotix is a premier medical communications agency focusing on delivering powerful customer-driven solutions for their clients. Since its inception in 1998, Symbiotix has established many dynamic relationships with pharmaceutical clients and national thought leaders. However, the companies strong customer-driven approach is what’s allowed it to maintain these indispensable partnerships over the years.

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25 Three Rivers District Health Department proudly serves Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, and Pendleton counties with the mission, “All One Team, Striving for Excellence, Educating & Empowering with Every Encounter.” As a progressive, innovative public health leader, Three Rivers was in the first cohort of national accredited health departments in 2012.

26 KESA is a not-for-profit workers’ compensation fund that has been writing workers’ compensation coverage for Kentucky employers for 35 years. With over 7,000 insureds and more than $56,000,000 in premiums, KESA is one of the largest and most financially stable providers of workers’ compensation in Kentucky.

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27 Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers & Interior Designers provide design solutions that make our working, living and playing environments strikingly different from the ordinary. But before we ever imagine a concept or implement a solution, we go to great lengths to hire and retain the best professionals in the industry.

28 Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac is Southern Kentucky’s premier Buick GMC Cadillac dealership, also carrying a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles. We are a family owned business with 70 years in the making, because customer service is our top priority. We also provide GM Certified automotive repair and service. Leachman is Kentucky’s #1 GMC dealership.

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What our 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Winners

LOOK LIKE: 17.0

9.0

12.0

average number of years the highest ranking company employee has been in his or her current position

average number of full-time human resources staff that each company employs

436,000

average number of paid holidays that each company offers each year

total number of worldwide employees represented by our 90 winners

What industries do our winners represent? 16% 14% 12% 10% 8% 6% 4%

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total number of Kentucky employees represented by our winners

BEST BEST PLACES PLACES TO TO WORK WORK IN IN KENTUCKY KENTUCKY 2015 2015

Transportation

Restaurant

Real Estate

Legal

Engineering

Construction

Architecture

Telecommunications

Consulting

Staffing

Distribution

Services

Manufacturing

Accounting

Education

Financial Services

Technology

Insurance (non-healthcare)

36,000

Banking

Other

0%

Healthcare

2%


Can you explain the benefits of your company’s benefits?

What Percentage of Winning Companies… have an HR professional with a PHR or SPHR Certification? 60% have a program in place to actively recruit/retain 54% members of the disabled community?

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have a program in place to actively recruit/retain 57% the aging workforce? offer employees bonus or incentive programs? offer a retirement savings program?

COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS WEALTH SOLUTIONS CORPORATE BENEFITS EDUCATION QUALIFIED PLAN MANAGEMENT TAX EFFICIENCY

97%

97%

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offer employees the option to work flexible hours 53% or a compressed work week?

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provide a fitness and/or wellness program within the workplace? 88% provide cafeteria or meal subsidies, free daily snacks or beverages? provide paternity leave?

79%

provide adoption assistance? provide lactation facilities?

22% 80%

What they wear:

17%

67%

67%

Business Casual

6%

Casual

10%

Uniforms Business

WORK WITH

PURPOSE

At Trilogy Health Services, our goal is to be the best healthcare company in the Midwest. Our culture of servant leadership allows us to establish superior employee satisfaction and engagement, maintain low turnover, and uphold our vision of excellence in service. Because of this, we are the proud recipient of “Best Places to Work” awards throughout the Midwest and one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Place to Work. To learn more about our commitment to our team, visit workwithpurposetoday.com. #BESTPLACESKY

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Winners Hall of Fame

Celebrating our 10- and 11-year winners A commitment to workplace success is a choice that is made day after day, year after year by each of our winning companies. We take special pride in the following companies that have proven just how committed they are by continually putting their company to the test by going through the survey process that results in our Best Places to Work in Kentucky winners.

10-year winners: 10-year winners for 2015: Why do you think your company has made the list for 10 years?

When associates face personal or professional difficulties, we stand by them. This might mean quick assistance in a natural disaster, paid leave or medical exceptions, cards and emails, or dozens of associates showing up at a funeral.

BIM employees know they are valued beyond an “end to the company’s means.” Instead, they are first valued as a unique individual …and secondly, they are valued for each of their individual skills and gifts, from receptionist to senior analyst, that contribute to the success of the company.

This award is evidence of our commitment to employee satisfaction and work-life balance. The administration, faculty, and staff have worked hard to ensure that SCC is a family-friendly environment, offering excellent benefits including generous leave policies and flexible schedules.

What do our 10-year winners look like on paper? 19 13

 verage number of years the highest ranking a company employees have been in his or her current position  verage number of vacation days available a after one year of employment

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a  verage number of hours employees receive in annual training and development

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a  verage number of hours of orientation new employees receive

11-year winners: The 10-year winners for 2015 join the following companies that reached the 10-year list last year:

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