IN A HOT ECONOMY, COMPANIES WANT TO KEEP THEIR EMPLOYEES HAPPY – AND PRODUCTIVE. HOW THE 128 EMPLOYERS ON OUR LIST GET IT RIGHT.
The Boston Globe partnered with Energage, a Philadelphia-based employee research and consulting firm, to identify companies that go above and beyond for their staff. More than 2,700 employers around the state were invited to have their employees take an anonymous survey covering 24 factors, including their compensation and the confidence they have in their companies’ direction. Any employer with at least 50 employees in Massachusetts was eligible.
In all, 82,151 people at 318 organizations took the survey, and 128 of these employers ranked high enough to make this year’s Top Places to Work list. In addition to listing the year’s top-ranked employers, this year we’re sharing stories about workplaces with thoughtful leaders, great views, and a unique sense of style, to name a few.
Plenty of companies give employees Fridays off in the summer or shut down the week between Christmas and the new year. But with competition for talent at an all-time high, some businesses are getting extra creative with their time-off perks. radius financial group, a mortgage lender based in Norwell, has Jelly Bean Day. The average American life span is roughly 29,000 days, which is sometimes represented by jelly beans to show how many days we have on earth. radius wants its employees to ponder: What if you had one more?
A jar of jelly beans sits in the corporate cafe with a sign that says, “What are you going to do with your day?” Employees can write a paragraph to their supervisor describing what they’d do to get a bonus day off every year. Some have used it to run marathons or volunteer. The jelly beans also make a great snack. “I have no idea how many jelly beans we’ve burned through, but they get you thinking about life,” says Dustin DeMeritt, director of marketing. “We cannot express our gratitude towards our employees enough. Our company wouldn’t exist without the amazing people who bring our core values to life everyday. We’re truly honored to know that we are doing right by our employees.”
To learn more about radius, you can read this article from The 2018 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts special edition magazine. To see a full list of the winners in the medium-sized category you can click here. Don’t forget to follow radius on social media to learn more about how they are Making Mortgages + Insurance + Life Better.
Be on the lookout for a new Top Places to Work video from the employees of radius!