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#7 Best Company to Work For in NH
Published Tuesday, October 10, 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:   

#7 W.S. Badger Company
768 Route 10, PO Box 58, Gilsum, NH 03448

Manufacturer of certified organic and 100% natural personal care products
Top Executive: Bill
Whyte, founder and CEO
Years in business: 22
Employees: 84 full-time, 14 part-time or seasonal

Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
- My manager respects my work life balance: 100% agree
- My manager displays the behaviors and traits that are consistent with the company’s values: 100% agree

Company Highlights: Annual profit sharing program; holiday celebration and $75 gift card; donation to charity of employee’s choice on birthday; 16 hours of paid volunteer time; flexible schedules; five weeks parental leave at full pay and paid FMLA; Babies-at-Work program allows parents to bring babies to work until six months of age or begin crawling; subsidized daycare center; onsite gym; onsite chair massages and reflexology every other Friday; $800 annual Wellness Fund; onsite kitchen and chef provide daily organic lunch that includes fresh, in-season produce from the Badger gardens; new employee care package with Badger products valued at $100; employee product discount.

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

#6 Vapotherm

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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