Community Bank Shares, First Corbin Long Term Care and River Road Asset Management were ranked the 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Click here to view the ranked list of winners.
During the Tenth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Kentucky Career Center and UI SIDES, over 1200 attendees joined in celebrating the 90 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.
Winners were selected from three categories – small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed).The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey, administrated by Best Companies Group.
River Road Asset Management, the number one small company, is located in Louisville and is an institutional investment management firm founded in April 2005 with $10 billion in assets. This is the fourth year River Road has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list and the first-ever winner in the newly-added small company category
Community Bank Shares, the top winner in the medium company category, is a banking organization that provides loans, deposit accounts, treasury management, and other financial products to both businesses and consumers through Your Community Bank and The Scott County State Bank. This is the second year that Community Bank Shares has been named to the list and the first year that they have been named the number one company in the medium category.
First Corbin Long Term Care, the winner of the large company category, owns nine health and rehabilitation centers in eastern Kentucky. The facilities provide 24-hour nursing care to over 1100 residents. This is the third year that First Corbin has been named to the list and its first number one ranking in the large category.
The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative, as both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.
“Human resource professionals lead their organizations through effective strategic planning and creativity that impacts company’s bottom lines. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative highlights these professionals and workplace standards across the Commonwealth,” said KYSHRM Chair, Susan Simmons, SPHR.
According to Kentucky Chamber President and CEO, Dave Adkisson, “in order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must entice those from out-of-state to work here. The Best Places program does just that.”