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#4 Best Company to Work For in NH
Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017

For the past two decades, Business NH Magazine has partnered with NH Businesses for Social Responsibility to seek out NH’s best employers. Companies completed an extensive survey detailing their benefits packages and workplace practices. An employee engagement survey, administered by The Employee Engagement Group, had to be completed by at least 50 percent of a company’s workforce.

After analyzing the results of the employee engagement surveys and employer practices, the applicant pool was whittled down to 19 winning companies. Bruce Mast & Associates organized tours of the 12 highest scoring companies to determine the ranking of the top 10. Executives and HR professionals served as site tour judges, interviewing CEOs, hosting employee focus groups and touring facilities. Here is a profile of one of the winning companies:   

#4 Loftware
249 Corporate Drive Portsmouth, NH 03801

Enterprise labeling solutions provider
Top Executive: Robert O’Connor,
 president and CEO
Years in Business: 31
Employees: 126 full-time (95 in NH)

Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
- My firm provides opportunities to socialize and celebrate special events: 98.3% agree
- The mission and purpose of my organization makes me feel that my job is important: 96.6% agree

Company Highlights: Pays thousands in bonuses annually; $1,000 to $2,500 employee referral bonuses; annual awards night includes humorous professional videos made by each department; employees organize fun events like Oktoberfest, a scavenger hunt and obstacle course; annual corporate outing to Portland Sea Dogs game; telecommuting options; each employee given a laptop; employees provided with fitness trackers to earn $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for families in Health Savings Account; onsite fitness center; 2% turnover rate; management development training program required for all managers; monthly themed parties; monthly offsite company-paid lunches for teams; onsite cafeteria with wide screen TV, diner-style booths and MP3 player jukeboxes; adjustable desks for sitting or standing; quiet room with sofas for employees to relax and recharge.

More Best Companies to Work For:

#1 Medtronic Transformative Solutions

 #2 Worldcom Exchange Inc.

#3 Northeast Delta Dental

To learn more about all of the Best Companies and their best practices, check out our revamped Breakfast With the Best event on October 19, with a new interactive format. Click here to register.

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