Perks are great, but it’s culture that keeps employees. No one knows that better than the organizations on the 2019 list of the Best Companies to Work For in NH. Firms had to complete an extensive employer application detailing not only their benefits, but the policies and programs they have in place geared to creating a great workplace for employees. Here is a profile of one of this year's winning companies:
Staffing company providing travel/contract and permanent employees to health-care facilities
President and CEO: Aram Hampoian
Years in Business: 30
Full-Time Employees: 158 (157 in NH)
Part-Time/Temporary/Seasonal Employees: 6
Years on List: 2
Address: 655 South Willow St., Suite 128, Manchester, NH 03103
Top Employee-Engagement Survey Measures:
My firm provides opportunities to socialize and celebrate special events: 98% agree
My company has a culture of diversity and inclusion: 95% agree
While CoreMedical Group has a long history of using surveys and focus groups to take the pulse of how employees are feeling, it kicked those efforts up a notch last year by creating a new position—an employee engagement program manager—charged with measuring and boosting employee engagement. The manager hosts regular focus group meetings with staff to dive into what the firm should and should not be doing.
Among the feedback was a desire for employees to have the flexibility to work from home. In response, CoreMedical recently rolled out a policy allowing staff to accrue work-from-home hours just like they do with paid time off. And Core’s generous PTO bank (three to five weeks depending on tenure with the company) never expires.
Recognizing employees is built into the fabric of the work day at CoreMedical Group through PropFuel (peer to peer recognition software) to easily share shout-outs, thank-you notes, words of encouragement, work anniversaries and birthdays. The annual Club CoreMed vacation program rewards top performers with a five-night, six-day stay at an all-inclusive resort with round trip airfare. Sales staff earn the trip based on metrics and operations staff earn a spot by going above and beyond.
Every Friday afternoon, a member of the management team wheels a cart around the office to hand out snacks, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
CoreUniversity, a four-week program that covers the ins and outs of how to be a successful recruiter, allows new employees to shadow experienced coworkers in each division; then be matched with the division where they will be most successful.