McMinnville’s Companies Makes the 100 Best Companies to Work For List (2008)
Portland, OR-Oregon Business magazine released the 2008 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list at a special event on February 26th at the Oregon Convention Center. Close to a thousand business leaders from around the state attended the event, which featured a keynote address by Ray Davis, President and CEO of Umpqua Bank – a 12-time 100 Best Company winner.
The 100 Best Companies list recognizes 50 large companies, defined as those with more than 250 employees and 50 small companies, defined as those with less than 250 employees, for excellence the following areas: benefits and compensation, work environment; decision-making and trust; performance management; and career development and learning. The top five companies in each category received recognition from their peers at the event on February 26th. The complete 100 Best Companies list is published in the March 2008 issue of Oregon Business magazine.
The top large company on this year’s list for the third year in a row, is U.S. Cellular, of Medford, Ore. The other large companies recognized at the event are, in order of rank, Edge Wireless LLC, GVA Kidder Mathews, Grant Thornton LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The leading small company in 2008 is Staff Finders Technical of Oregon of Beaverton, Ore., followed in order of rank, by United Risk Solutions, EdgeLink LLC, Rose City Mortgage Specialists and Grady Britton.
McMinnville’s Hagan Hamilton Insurance Services ranked 36th in this year’s 100 Best Companies list.
A record number of companies and employees participated in the 2008 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey, with over 25,000 employees at 312 companies filling out confidential surveys this year to help determine the final rankings.
“Getting on the 100 Best List is not easy, those that do make this list are great examples of workplaces that truly stand out.” says Oregon Business Editor Robin Doussard.
The Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work For survey
Oregon Business has conducted the annual study of best practices for the last 15 years. The survey has two parts — a satisfaction survey completed by employees and a benefits survey submitted by company management. Rankings are derived from scores of both parts of the survey, with the employee survey counting for 5/6 of the total score, and the benefit survey counting for the remaining 1/6 of the total score.
About Oregon Business Magazine
Oregon Business is the only magazine covering businesses and the people who run them throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Founded in 1981, Oregon Business focuses on the key issues facing companies of all sizes and sectors throughout the region.
About the Sponsors of the 100 Best Companies Event
SAIF Corporation is Oregon’s state-chartered, not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurance company. SAIF makes workers’ compensation insurance and services available to the employers of Oregon and helps strengthen the economy by keeping costs affordable and workplaces safe.
Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system comprised of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, and Permanente Medical Groups. Kaiser has approximately 8.2 million members and over 150,000 employees and physicians. Kaiser’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care services and improve the health of their members and the communities they serve.
OregonLive.com is the No. 1 local website in Oregon for news and information with an audience of more than 979,000 unique visitors per month. Their large, diverse audience and Best Local Jobs section make OregonLive.com a top recruiting resource.
HR Answers, Inc. is a free-standing HR Department for hire. Partnering with organizations of all types and sizes to address critical people issues ranging from what to pay employees to compliance with a myriad of regulations/laws to teaching supervisors all the things that they need to know to minimize employment risk. The hallmarks of HR Answers are practical ideas, skilled knowledgeable advisors, and the ability to assist with implementation so that positive business results are achieved.
The WorkSource Oregon Employment Department serves businesses by recruiting and referring the best qualified applicants to jobs, and providing resources to job seekers in support of their employment needs. The department also supports economic stability for Oregonians and communities during times of unemployment through the payment of unemployment benefits.
Hagan Hamilton makes ‘best’ employers list (2005)
Reprinted with permission from an article published
in the March 5, 2005 edition of the News-Register
Hagan Hamilton Insurance has been named to the Oregon Business annual list of the state’s 100 best employers.
The magazine annually cites 50 companies with more than 250 employees and 50 with fewer than 250 employees. It attempts to measure for excellence in five categories: attraction, retention and rewards; work environment; decision-making and trust; performance management; and career development and learning.
The magazine ranked Hagan Hamilton No. 48 among small businesses. The complete list appears in the magazine’s March issue.
“With an even broader cross-section of companies participating, this year’s 100 best companies survey has given us new insights into how Oregon companies are working to foster workplace excellence,” said Editor Mitchell Hartman.
Founded in 1981, the magazine is published monthly by Mediamerica Inc., a Portland-based company that also publishes the Portland and the Pacific Northwest and the Oregon Home titles.