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 WORKPLACES No. 2 Midsize Company: New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
TOP NEW MEXICO WORKPLACES 0F 2018
|LARGE (500 or more employees in the region)|
|1||T-Mobile US||1998||Public||Wireless communication||17||1,716||6|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|17||Mark Pardo Salon & Spa||1973||Private||Salon & spa||5||130||6|
|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|
|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|