Cianbro is Maine's Best Place to Work, According to Coalition of State and HR Experts
10/11/2013 6:42:00 PM |
Cianbro has been named the Best Place to Work in Maine among large companies with 250 or more employees. Cianbro outscored 12 other large Maine firms in the rankings program which is sponsored annually by the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Maine Department of Labor, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Best Companies Group, Maine HR Convention, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Mainebiz magazine. Cianbro was matched up against a variety of businesses, including healthcare providers, banks, insurance firms, retail outlets, financial advisers, and other construction companies.
The rankings are generated by a two-part assessment of each company. In part one, the employer completes a questionnaire. The employer questionnaire is more than 80 questions long and is where important information is captured about company policies, practices and demographics. In part two, employees of the company complete an employee survey. The Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey consists of approximately 72 statements that employees respond to on a five point agreement scale. The survey also includes two open-ended questions and seven demographic questions.
The results are analyzed and categorized according to eight Core Focus Areas: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training and Development, Pay and Benefits and Overall Engagement. The collected information from the two instruments is combined to produce a detailed set of data enabling the analysts to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies. The workplaces are ranked based on this data and then the Employee Feedback Reports are returned to each participating company. Hundreds of Cianbro team members were surveyed to help generate the company's top ranking.
"This award is highly based on feedback and information collected from the people in the company, which means that the people who work here are the ones who see Cianbro as the Best Place to Work in Maine," said Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue. "The added fact that the team members who were surveyed also happen to own the business shows that they see the company as more than just a place to work. They want to make Cianbro better than anyplace else to work, and they have a lot of say about how that gets done. I feel great for all those owners who, as a group, have been able to make this company Maine's best place to come to work."
Cianbro's Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue said he couldn't be more proud of the people in the company. "I'm so impressed with what they've accomplished, and the recognition that they've brought to Cianbro," said Pete. "I am confident that they will continue to work hard to maintain our position as the Number One Best Company in which to work. Meanwhile, we will be erecting banners at each of our fixed facilities in Maine, proclaiming Cianbro's accomplishment."