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2012 Best Companies to Work for Announced - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Contact:

Lorri Zelman

Chair, Best Companies to Work for in New York Initiative

New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM)

LZelman@spges.com
www.bestcompaniesNY.com

PRESS RELEASE

Rankings of 2012 “Best Companies to Work For in New York State” Revealed

 

 

New York (May 1, 2012) – 50 New York companies were recognized for their outstanding achievements in employee engagement at the 2012 Best Companies to Work for in New York State awards event held in Albany on Thursday, April 26.

 

This fifth annual program identifies the best places of employment in the Empire State. Created in 2007, it has quickly become a prestigious honor for winners. A company’s participation often leads to valuable and unique long-term benefits for its corporate climate and for its employee recruitment and retention strategies.

 

Employers from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the best places to work. To be considered for the program, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least one facility and fifteen employees in the state of New York;

- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;

- Be a publicly- or privately-held business;

- Be in business for a minimum of one year; and

- Register to participate.

 

A survey was then conducted by Best Companies Group, an independent firm that manages Best Places to Work programs on state, regional and national levels around the world. They evaluated and ranked the best places of employment in the State based on employee satisfaction, as well as workplace practices and policies.

 

Rankings of 2012 “Best Companies to Work For in New York State” Revealed

 

Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group informed the audience at the awards dinner that while the national average for employee engagement is around 33%, the New York survey results showed that 92% of employees at winning companies felt engaged, connected and willing to go above and beyond for the company, their managers and the clients.

 

“Every day, people ask me about the state of the economy and how they can address retention issues as the market continues to recover. Our 50 winners that made the list know the answer. They are focused on one key ingredient to success – their employees,” said Lorri Zelman, chair of the Best Companies to Work for in New York Initiative for the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM).

 

“A more engaged, satisfied workforce generates an increase in productivity, directly effecting bottom-line business results. Virtually all top organizations acknowledge this, and as a result, they include retention and employee engagement as a top priority within their business strategy, goals and objectives,” Zelman noted.

 

The 2012 list of Best Companies to Work for in New York winners is made up of 50 organizations split into two groups: 26 small/medium-sized employers with 15-249 employees in the United States and 24 large-sized companies of 250 or more U.S. employees. [A ranked list of the winners follows at the end of this press release.]

 

In addition to recognition at the awards event, a special publication highlighting each company’s unique employment perks is available to view online at http://www.bestcompaniesny.com/

 

The Best Companies to Work for in New York State program is a partnership between the NYS-SHRM, The Business Council of New York and Best Companies Group. The 2012 event was sponsored by Jackson Lewis, LLP.

 

For more information about participating in the 2013 Best Companies to Work for in New York State program, please visit www.BestCompaniesNY.com or contact Best Companies Group at 1-877-455-2159.

Rankings of 2012 “Best Companies to Work For in New York State” Revealed

Winners listed in ranked order within their category. Primary state office location provided.

LARGE EMPLOYERS (250 or more U.S. employees)

1             Sybase, Inc.                                                                     New York, NY

2             Edward Jones                                                                   Liverpool, NY

3             Arrow S3                                                                         New York, NY

4             Discovery Communications                                                  New York, NY

5             iProspect                                                                         New York, NY

6             Rothstein Kass                                                                  New York, NY

7             Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.                                                  Hawthorne, NY

8             Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®)             Albany, NY

9             Independent Health                                                          Buffalo, NY

10            Globecomm                                                                     Hauppauge, NY

11            DeCrescente Distributing Company Inc.                               Mechanicville, NY

12            Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union                                     Poughkeepsie, NY

13            Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP                                               New York, NY

14            SRC, Inc.                                                                        North Syracuse, NY

15            Broadridge Financial Services, Inc.                                       Lake Success, NY

16            Acelero Learning, Inc.                                                       New York, NY

17            Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                                        Tarrytown, NY

18            Diversified Retirement Corporation                                      Harrison, NY

19            Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists P.C.                                   East Syracuse, NY

20            Horizon Health Services                                                    Buffalo, NY

21            Grant Thornton LLP                                                         New York, NY

22            Visiting Nurse Service of New York                                     New York, NY

23            Amerigroup RealSolutions in Healthcare                               New York, NY

24            Common Ground                                                             New York, NY

SMALL / MEDIUM EMPLOYERS (15 to 249 U.S. employees)

1             First American Equipment Finance                                      Fairport, NY

2             Nigel Frank International                                                   New York, NY

3             MAC Source Communications                                            Syracuse, NY

4             Conductor, Inc.                                                              New York, NY

5             HR Works, Inc.                                                               Fairport, NY

6             Ambrose Employer Group, LLC                                          New York, NY

7             Grassi & Co.                                                                   Jericho, NY

8             Veramark Technologies, Inc.                                            Rochester, NY

9             SeaComm Federal Credit Union                                         Massena, NY

10            MBMS, Inc.                                                                   Amherst, NY

11            Fibertech Networks, L.L.C.                                              Rochester, NY

12            Lawline.com                                                                  New York, NY

13            Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP                                         Melville, NY

14            Quorum Federal Credit Union                                           Purchase, NY

15            New York Container Terminal, LLC                                    Staten Island, NY

16            Rusk Renovations, Inc.                                                    New York, NY

17            Specialist Staffing Solutions (SThree)                                 New York, NY

18            The Pike Company                                                          Rochester, NY

19            Solomon Page Group LLC                                                 New York, NY

20            Pharos Systems International                                            Rochester, NY

21            Wiss & Company, LLP                                                       New York, NY

22            APG Asset Management US Inc.                                        New York, NY

23            The Hayner Hoyt Corporation                                            Syracuse, NY

24            Outreach                                                                        Richmond Hill, NY

25            Goldberg Segalla LLP                                                        Buffalo, NY

26            Northland Communications                                                Utica, NY

 

 
The 2012 Best Companies in New York to Work For! - Thursday, May 03, 2012

Rankings of 2012 “Best Companies to Work For in New York State” Revealed!

 

New York (May 1, 2012) – 50 New York companies were recognized for their outstanding achievements in employee engagement at the 2012 Best Companies to Work for in New York State awards event held in Albany on Thursday, April 26.

This fifth annual program identifies the best places of employment in the Empire State. Created in 2007, it has quickly become a prestigious honor for winners. A company’s participation often leads to valuable and unique long-term benefits for its corporate climate and for its employee recruitment and retention strategies.

Employers from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the best places to work. To be considered for the program, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least one facility and fifteen employees in the state of New York

- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity

- Be a publicly- or privately-held business

- Be in business for a minimum of one year

- Register to participate

A survey was then conducted by Best Companies Group, an independent firm that manages Best Places to Work programs on state, regional and national levels around the world. They evaluated and ranked the best places of employment in the State based on employee satisfaction, as well as workplace practices and policies.

Lori Zelman, chair of the Best Companies Group to Work for in NY Initiative for the NYS-SHRM states “Every day, people ask me about the state of the economy and how they can address retention issues as the market continues to recover. Our 50 winners that made the list know the answer. They are focused on one key ingredient to success – their employees.”

The 2012 list of Best Companies to Work for in New York winners is made up of 50 organizations split into two groups: 26 small/medium-sized employers with 15-249 employees in the United States and 24 large-sized companies of 250 or more U.S. employees.

Several Rochester companies made the list this year, congratulations to our community leaders!

Please check out the full list here at BestCompaniesNY.com.

 

 

 
SHRM National posts request for speakers - Thursday, November 03, 2011

Calls for Presentation

CONFERENCE CURRICULUM
When developing the conference curriculum, our goal is to provide a balanced program that meets the variety of skill levels and interest levels of the conference audience, presented by speakers of the highest quality who represent the diversity of the SHRM membership.

You must first create a profile on the website and then your sign in credentials will be automatically emailed to you. To do so, click on the name of the conference you have an interest in (during the recruiting process for that conference) and you will be connected to the page.

The Call for Presentations schedule runs as follows:

FWI & SHRM Present
Work-Life Focus 2012 and Beyond Conference

Workplace Effectiveness Strategies That Work

November 8-10, 2011
  •  The recruiting process runs from February 1 through March 1.
  • Decisions are mailed to proposed speakers by April 30.

SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference (held in March)

  • The recruiting process runs from mid February through June 15 (the year before the conference).
  • Decisions are mailed to proposed speakers by November 30.

SHRM Global Conference - As a global association, the Society for Human Resource Management intends to integrate more international content into its key member offerings. As a result, we are combining our Global Conference program with the larger Annual Conference.

SHRM Talent & Staffing Management Conference (held in April)

The recruiting process runs from mid February through June 15 (the year before the conference).

  • Decisions are mailed to proposed speakers by November 30.
SHRM Annual Conference (held in June)
  • The recruiting process runs from mid February through July 15 (the year before the conference). Decisions are mailed to proposed speakers by November 30.

SHRM Strategy Conference (held in October)
ACCEPTING PROPOSALS NOW

The recruiting process runs from Mid-October (the year before the conference) through February 15 .

  • Decisions are mailed to proposed speakers by April 30.

SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference (held in October) ACCEPTING PROPOSALS NOW

The recruiting process runs from Mid-October (the year before the conference) through February 15.

  • Decisions are mailed to proposed speakers by April 30.

Upon posting (per the dates outlined above), the Call for Presentation form for each conference will outline a list of topics (extensive, but not exclusive) for which the Programming Committee generally seeks submission for that particular conference.

ALL CONFERENCE PROPOSAL FORMS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  •  Submission deadline and the date by which decision letters are mailed.
  • A format to type in the speaker's name, contact information, session title, session description, learning objective, and type of proof of performance submitted (please see below).

To access the form, click on the conference you are interested in during the recruitment time frame.

PROOF OF PERFORMANCE IS REQUIRED

SHRM strives to offer a balanced program of educational sessions and qualified speakers at our conferences. Proof of performance plays a strong role in the selection of proposals and is required to make the proposal complete.

The ONLY accepted forms of proof of performance are:

  • Video Recordings of the proposed speaker presenting a session to an audience.
  • A summary of evaluations from a program the speaker previously presented. Please do not send stacks of individual evaluations completed by the attendees. The programming committee needs to see the overall score of your session (average score from all who rated the speaker, not individual impressions).

DO NOT submit letters of recommendation, phone numbers, marketing brochures, audio recordings, interviews, books or articles. They DO NOT qualify as proof of performance. Because of the large number of proposals we receive and competition for a limited number of speaking slots is fierce, proposals sent without proof of performance are incomplete and will not be considered as part of the selection pool.

It is recommended you begin securing the approved proof of performance now so you are able to submit a complete proposal by the deadline.

OUR MUTUAL COMMITMENT

We expect presenters:

  • To work closely with conference organizers before the conference and meet all deadlines;
  • To make no substantial changes in content, format, audio/visual needs, room set-up, identity or number of presenters without prior approval of conference organizers.
  • To design and provide high-quality PowerPoint presentations, in electronic format, by the deadline given;
  • To consent to an audio recording of the presentation, so that an audiotape or CD transcript can be sold after the presentation (SHRM owns the copyright of the recording);
  • To recognize that a conference presentation is an opportunity to share information and is not a showcase for promotion of business, practice, service or product;
  • To respect SHRM as the sponsoring organization with either positive or neutral comments from the platform; and
  • To be available for press interviews. (Please try to accommodate press for interviews and quotes. Please remember that members of the press may be attending your session.)
  • To acknowledge they are available to speak during any timeframe of the conference and as such will not request a change to the session time frame assigned if selected.

In Return, SHRM® will:

  • Provide you with a complimentary audio recording of your presentation (for SHRM Staffing Management Conference and SHRM Annual Conference) along with your evaluation scores after the conference.
  • Reimburse expenses (e.g., coach-fare air transportation, meals and SHRM-approved lodging on presentation days). Please note that SHRM does not reimburse expenses for a co-presenter.
  • Provide a complimentary registration for the conference, including admission to the exposition, educational programs and social events. Pre-Conference Workshops and Certificate Programs are the exceptions. 
  • Grant you valuable professional exposure.
In Accordance with the specified dates, we invite you to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues in human resource management. Others will benefit from your experience while you make a valuable contribution to the profession's field of knowledge. You must first create a profile on the website and then your sign in credentials will be automatically emailed to you.

To apply click here: