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TOP WORKPLACES: Survey continues growth with 50 honored this year

Top Workplaces 2018 special section: click above to read it

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More and more businesses are realizing the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy workplace – healthy, as in employees are highly engaged, feel their work is meaningful, that they are contributing and that their contributions are valued.

That is what is reflected in the results of this year’s New Mexico Top Workplaces survey, conducted by Energage (formerly Workplace Dynamics) in partnership with the Albuquerque Journal.

The program continued its growth in 2018, with 50 companies making the list this year, compared with 45 last year and 40 the year before.

Part of that is more companies recognizing the importance of gauging their health through the survey. Energage surveyed 79 companies with 14,269 employees this year, up from 75 companies last year.

“Employers are saying, ‘We want to create a culture where people thrive,'” says Bob Helbig, media partnerships director for Energage.

“The workforce economy has changed a lot, and both employers and employees are being a lot more choosey.”

Top Workplaces can help with that. Taking part in the survey is a chance to honestly assess whether you’ve got a workplace culture that works, and that’s important for your bottom line.

So, if you’ve made this year’s list, congratulations. If not, take a look at what follows in today’s special section. It provides some insights into what makes a Top Workplace – what matters most to employees. Energage CEO Doug Claffey goes into more detail about that in a column later in the section, and in another, Helbig explains how Energage assesses organizations.

And, finally, new to Top Workplaces this year: sponsorships.

“As we continue to elevate the Top Workplaces event, adding sponsorships was a natural evolution,” says Albuquerque Journal Director of Marketing Melissa Stock. “Sponsorships are one more way for honored companies to highlight their achievements to the community, potential investors, or present and future employees.”

So, please welcome our first sponsor: Delta Dental.

Delta Dental of New Mexico describes itself as the state’s only locally owned, nonprofit single-line dental benefits carrier, covering more than 400,000 New Mexicans. It has been providing health benefits in the state since 1971, offering local customer service, sales and claims administration.

“Simply put, sponsoring the Albuquerque Journal’s Top Workplaces event and Job Fair provides Delta Dental with direct and immediate access to future employees, customers and other business partners,” says Edward J. Lopez Jr., president and CEO. “By joining local employers with motivated local talent, career fairs like this produce actual jobs with real wages that lift our community’s spirit of hope – particularly following difficult economic times. As New Mexico’s homegrown and only nonprofit dental benefits company, Delta Dental of New Mexico is a proud and grateful sponsor. We celebrate the successes of all of the employees that make up New Mexico’s Top Workplaces!”

 

TOP NEW MEXICO WORKPLACES 0F 2018

RANK COMPANY FOUNDED OWNERSHIP SECTOR LOCATIONS EMPLOYEES YEARS NAMED
LARGE (500 or more employees in the region)
1 T-Mobile US 1998 Public Wireless communication 17 1,716 6
2 HP 1939 Public Information technology-other 1 776 1
3 Santa Ana Star Casino 1993 Private Gambling 1 663 6
4 Nor-Lea General Hospital 1980 Nonprofit Hospital district 5 528 5
5 ARCA 1957 Nonprofit Human and social services 50 608 2
MIDSIZE (150-499 employees in the region)
1 Nusenda Credit Union 1936 Cooperative/mutual Credit union 20 481 6
2 NMSBVI-New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1903 Public Primary/secondary school 2 206 3
3 Edward Jones 1922 Private Financial services 75 168 6
4 Bank of Albuquerque 1998 Private Financial services & insurance 19 249 1
5 Bohannan Huston 1959 Private Engineering 2 185 2
6 Defined Fitness 1988 Private Fitness 5 156 2
7 Souder, Miller & Associates 1984 Private Engineering 7 189 6
8 Pioneer Bank 1901 Private Commercial bank 11 175 2
9 Car Crafters 1982 Private Automotive repair/collision repair 7 185 5
10 Inteli-Care, LLC 2003 Private Non-skilled home healthcare 4 181 1
SMALL (149 or fewer employees in the region)
1 South Valley Care Center 2006 Partnership Long-term care 1 58 4
2 Hospice of New Mexico 2004 Private Healthcare/hospice 1 37 1
3 Tri-State G&T 1950 Coooperative/mutual Electricity 1 55 2
4 The St. James Tearoom 1999 Partnership Fine dining/special events 1 61 3
5 ERA Sellers & Buyers Real Estate 1964 Private Residential resale, relocation emphasis 2 81 5
6 Children’s Choice Child Care Services Inc. 1997 Nonprofit School-age care 15 123 6
7 Behavior Change Institute LLC 2014 Partnership Behavioral health 2 85 3
8 A New Day 1976 Nonprofit Youth and homeless youth services 1 39 1
9 Mario’s Pizza 1972 Private Retail restaurant foodservice 4 112 3
10 Guadalupe Credit Union 1948 Nonprofit Credit union 6 84 4
11 Alta Mira 1985 Nonprofit Human and social services 3 71 4
12 Bosque Brewing 2012 Private Brewery 4 102 1
13 Enterprise Builders Corp. 1988 Private Commercial general contractor 1 40 3
14 BMSI 2003 Private Speech, occupational and physical therapy 1 58 4
15 North Valley Academy Charter School 2003 Government Pre-K, elementary and middle school 1 38 1
16 Smith Engineering 1989 Private Engineering 3 64 3
17 Mark Pardo Salon & Spa 1973 Private Salon & spa 5 130 6
18 ANM 1994 Private Information technology 1 78 2
19 Highway Supply 2004 Private Traffic safety services provider 1 93 2
20 Amy Biehl High School 1999 Government Primary/secondary school 1 43 3
21 Centinel Bank 1969 Private Community bank 3 47 4
22 Delta Dental of New Mexico 1973 Nonprofit Dental insurance carrier 1 36 1
23 Pettigrew & Associates 1965 Private Engineering 2 49 3
24 Bradbury Stamm Construction 1923 Private General contractor 1 141 5
25 Rio Grande Credit Union 1953 Nonprofit Credit union 6 124 3
26 Manzano Day School 1938 Nonprofit Education-primary/secondary school 1 81 2
27 Titan Development 1999 Private Commercial real estate development 1 40 1
28 Rural Sourcing 2004 Private Domestic outsourcing 1 57 1
29 FBT Architects 1973 Private Architecture 2 45 4
30 French Family of Companies 1907 Private Funeral & cremation professionals 8 129 2
31 Accion 1994 Nonprofit Nonprofit economic development 1 41 2
32 LifeROOTS 1958 Nonprofit Nonprofit services to disabled individuals 2 84 1
33 Covenant Schools 1999 Private Preschool 2 77 4
34 RFKCS 2000 Public Charter school 2 48 1
35 Kindred Hospice 1998 Public Hospice 5 70 1

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