Picking the 101 Best

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This past fall, the Reed Residential Group — Professional Remodeler, Professional Builder, Luxury Home Builder and HousingZone — invited remodelers, builders and architects to nominate their company as one of the 101 Best Companies to Work For in the R...

June 01, 2002

This past fall, the Reed Residential Group — Professional Remodeler, Professional Builder, Luxury Home Builder and HousingZone — invited remodelers, builders and architects to nominate their company as one of the 101 Best Companies to Work For in the Residential Construction Industry. The nomination form was posted on www.housingzone.com and printed in our pages, with e-mail invitations sent to readers for whom we have e-mail addresses.

Ultimately, we received more than 6,000 nominations representing more than 300 companies. Companies with at least one complete nomination were asked to have their employees fill out an anonymous survey evaluating their workplace. The form could be completed online or inprinted form and faxed or mailed. Companies of 500 or fewer employees were required to have at least a 50% rate of return; larger companies needed to have at least 250 randomly selected employees return the form.

A total of 5,834 employees filled out the survey, and their forms were sent to independent research firm Irwin Broh & Associates Inc. of Des Plaines, Ill. A correlation analysis determined how to weight each of the 11 factors — corporate culture, job satisfaction, workplace trust, respect, pride, camaraderie, compensation, fairness, communication, training and customer satisfaction — covered in the 90-question survey. The companies with the highest scores made the final list.

If you think your company should be ranked among the 101 Best next year, write us at 101best@reedbusiness.com.

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