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Contact: Mark Howard, Executive Editor
100 Best Employers Make Statewide List
St. Petersburg, FL (July 21, 2016) — The annual Best Companies To Work For In Florida list is featured
in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and
large employer categories.
To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have
been in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their
workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey
to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final
"The Best Companies find ways to make the workplace an easy place to be — at least one in five of this
year's best companies has a game room or game table. Those companies understand the value of using
games to build relationships among their employees, and also in promoting wellness. In addition, those
gaming tables reflect another trend: Employers are investing in their office space," says Executive Editor
"Top companies provide excellent pay, health insurance, 401k plans, and other "hard" benefits, but they
also offer the leadership and communications that encourage employees to participate in the
organization's overall success," says Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty. "And to that long list,
enjoyment options such as table tennis or other games bring energy to the enterprise."
The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies
Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. Best Companies Group managed the registration,
survey and analysis and determined the final rankings. For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In
Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.
About Florida Trend
Florida Trend is an award-winning business magazine read by 250,000 senior business executives, civic
leaders and government officials each month. Delivered via print, tablet, mobile and enewsletter, Florida
Trend covers business news, executives, industry analysis, regional news round-ups and executive
lifestyle. For more information, visit www.FloridaTrend.com.
About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with partners worldwide to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,”
“Best Companies” and “Best Employers” programs. Through its thorough workplace assessment,
utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes
companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more
information, visit www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.