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|Best Company to Work For in NH: Hall of Fame|
|Published Friday, November 10, 2017|
Business NH Magazine's Hall of Fame companies have been named to the Best Companies to Work For list four out of five consecutive years. Companies are inducted into the Hall of Fame for two years and assist in the judging before being again eligible for the regular competition. Since the Hall of Fame was established in 2003, 17 companies have been inducted. Two companies are being inducted this Year: CCA Global Partners and Wire Belt Company of America (only the second company to be inducted to the Hall of Fame twice). Bellwether Community Credit Union and the International Association of Privacy Professionals are each is in their second year.
Bellwether Community Credit Union
425 Hooksett Road, Manchester|
Michael L’Ecuyer, president and CEO
Years in business: 97
Employees: 85 full-time
Company Highlights: New employees sent welcome card and invited to lunch on first day; new hires visit every location as well as meet with every senior manager to learn about the business; onsite fitness center at all four locations; Did I Make it Easy (D.I.M.E.) program publicly recognizes employees for making member experiences better and allows employees to earn coins that can be redeemed for gift certificates; flexible scheduling options; eight hours of paid community service; ability to roll over unused vacation or sick time.
CCA Global Partners
670 North Commercial St., Manchester
Retail cooperative with 13 independent business brands and more than 2,800 locations
Howard Brodsky, CEO
Years in business: 32
Employees: 370 full-time (105 in NH), 20 part-time
Company Highlights: Before every new employee arrives, they receive a greeting card at their home from the HR team welcoming them; CEO Howard Brodsky spends more than an hour each morning greeting and conversing with employees; significant others are invited to holiday parties, movie days, outings and summer events; employees can bring dogs to work on Fridays; employees receive a card and a $25 gift card on their birthdays; $1,000 employee referral bonus; performance-based bonuses; gift cards on milestone anniversaries ranging from $500 to $2,000; subsidized gym memberships.
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
75 Rochester Ave., Portsmouth
Global information privacy community and resource, helping organizations manage and protect data.
J. Trevor Hughes, president and CEO
Years in Business: 17
Employees: 104 full-time
Company Highlights: Four week paid sabbatical after seven years on the job; unlimited paid-time-off policy; three-months maternity and paternity leave; dog-friendly workplace; one paid day for community service; employees reward each other through Lunch on Me awards with $10 gift cards; one to two weeks of professional development and training annually for all employees; bonuses for completing an IAPP privacy-certification program; ice cream truck visits to give out treats to staff and their dogs; onsite weekly yoga and massages; company pays 100 percent of health care premiums.
Wire Belt Company of America
154 Harvey Road, Londonderry
Manufactures wire mesh conveyor belts
Top Executive: David Greer, CEO
Years in business: 97
Employees: 240 full-time (90 in NH), 8 part-time
Company Highlights: Every employee receives a Hawaiian shirt when they join, and employees are encouraged to wear them every Thursday and at monthly rallies; rallies include “Hey, Did You Know?” where employees are encouraged to announce special news about colleagues, such as attaining U.S. citizenship, wedding anniversaries and births; monthly events include barbecues, caricature drawings, chair massages; a chili cook-off; a Halloween haunted house; annual competition between employees and management, which have included relay races, office Olympics and a tug-of-war; vegetable garden; 9/80 workweek.
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