2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Rankings Announced

  • 2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Rankings Announced
    Saint Joseph Martin, a part of KentuckyOne Health, L&N Federal Credit Union and Edward Jones take top honors

    Frankfort, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Saint Joseph Martin, a part of KentuckyOne Health, L&N Federal Credit Union and Edward Jones were ranked the 2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM).

    During the Thirteenth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, nearly 1,300 attendees joined in celebrating the 100 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.

    Winners from across the state have been selected in 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, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey.

    The number one small company and first-time winner is Saint Joseph Martin (SJM), a part of KentuckyOne Health, founded in 1947, by the Sisters of Divine Providence. They are a non-profit critical access hospital, who have been serving Floyd County and adjacent counties in Eastern Kentucky for 70 years. As a community hospital, the facility focuses on providing primary and preventive care, through inpatient, emergency, clinic and an array of outpatient services.

    L&N Federal Credit Union, the top winner in the medium company category, has been in business since 1954. With assets over $1billion and an array of products and services, L&N can offer everything necessary for someone's personal or business finances. Over 80,000 people have taken advantage of flexible mortgage and consumer loans, free online/mobile banking, free checking, business accounts and more.

    Edward Jones, the winner of the large company category for the third year in a row, is the nation’s largest financial-services firm in terms of branch offices, with more than 12,300 U.S. locations. Every aspect of our business, from investment types

    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.

    "HR professionals are the CEO's strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky's employers. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success,” said KYSHRM Chair, Lynn Ingmire, SHRM-SCP, 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.”

    For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit bestplacestoworkky.com

    To download a PDF of the entire ranked list, please click here

    To view the 2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Magazine, please click here

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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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