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#6 Best Company to Work For in NH
Published Monday, October 9, 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:   

#6 Vapotherm
22 Industrial Drive, Exeter NH 03833

Produces advanced respiratory support technology
Top Executive: Joe
 Army, president & CEO
Years in business: 18
Employees: 221 full-time (139 in NH), 100-125 part-time

Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
- The mission and purpose of my organization makes me feel that my job is important: 93.5% agree
- We regularly discuss our progress toward our goals and objectives: 92.7% agree

Company Highlights: Employees can earn 10% to 20% of base salary through annual bonus program; up to $1,500 bonus for employee referrals; $1,000 bonus if an employee’s idea is submitted for a patent; winner of company’s Guiding Principles Award receive $2,000 or a company-paid vacation with five free PTO days; “Weekend Escape” trips for top sales performers; no-lay-off policy; no official start time or end time (it’s about results and not about the number of hours); telecommuting options; Breathe Easy Fund to support employees with financial difficulties; onsite gym; monthly Wind Down Wednesday where beer is served; annual Global Development Week where Vapotherm shuts down operations for a week each August to focus on training and development; share patient success stories with employees to underscore importance of their work.

More Best Companies to Work For:

#1 Medtronic Transformative Solutions

 #2 Worldcom Exchange Inc.

#3 Northeast Delta Dental

#4 Loftware

#5 Kluber Lubrication NA LP

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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