The winners of the Best Companies to Work For competition are a testament that no matter what is going on in the economy or the world, a strong culture is foundational to surviving tough times. Taking care of your employees in good times means they will have your back when a crisis occurs.
#18 Boothby Therapy Services
Provider of school-related services including speech OT, PT, AAC, TVI and school psychology.
CEO: Maren Boothby
Years in Business: 20
Full-Time Employees: 109
Part-time/Temporary or Seasonal Employees: 23 (Benefits offered)
Years on List: 1
Address: 806 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246
Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
I am actively encouraged to volunteer new ideas and make suggestions for improvement of our business: 100% agree
My manager really cares about me as a person: 100% agree
It’s a big deal to be invited to the boss’s house, but it’s especially cool when it’s their vacation home in Nicaragua. Maren and Christopher Boothby invite long-time or high-performing employees for a week-long complementary vacation at their home as a way to show appreciation for their work.
Boothby Therapy Services is all about personal touch. It starts during the first job interview. Boothby dubs its employment process the Life Empowerment Program, and it’s a multi-level hiring process that includes ensuring the candidate’s values align with those of the company. Job candidates complete a personal and professional preferences survey describing what they want from their career and take a clinical skills assessment.
At the beginning of each year, employees fill out a “Favorite Things” sheet describing what they enjoy so managers can use it when giving appreciation gifts.
Employees set their own schedules, and the firm has a program for financial, administrative and management staff that allows them to work remotely from any location for up to one month annually.
Boothby Therapy Services recently launched its first bonus program and also pays a $1,000 new-employee referral bonus.
It also holds a School Partner Promise Challenge where it challenges its service providers to show off projects they are working on, such as relationship-building, positive communication or acts of kindness. Providers submit emails, photos or videos to get to showcase their work, and three winning presenters receive a gift card to a business of their choice, as well as funds to purchase something for their school.