There are no bad ideas at CallForce, a dental solutions company in Provo.
“If an employee finds something that works well,” says one staffer, “management will not shut it down but will encourage creativity.”
That glowing review — along with several others — helped earn the company with about 50 employees a leading spot on Utah’s annual Top Workplaces list.
Honors are given to small, medium and large companies by The Salt Lake Tribune and its partner, Energage, a culture technology firm that specializes in employee engagement and workplace improvement research.
Nominations for the 2020 awards are now being accepted.
We’re looking for Utah companies that offer more than just competitive salaries, quality medical insurance and retirement with an employer match — although those are all important.
Tell us about the businesses that invest in training, provide resources so workers can do their jobs in an efficient and satisfying manner, and go the extra mile to show employees they are valued.
Any organization with 35 or more employees — whether a private business, a publicly held company, a government agency or a nonprofit — can participate. Submit a nomination at http://www.sltrib.com/nominate or by phone, 801-803-6841. The deadline is April 10.
Once the nomination is received, employees will be sent a 24-question survey starting in March and lasting through May.
Winners — for what will be the seventh edition of Utah’s awards — will be announced in the fall.
Employees have been eager to respond to these questionnaires. Last year, Energage sent surveys to more than 44,300 Utah employees at 164 nominated companies and agencies. (More than 1,300 organizations were invited to participate). The firm received 28,744 back, a response rate of nearly 65%.
Across the nation, Energage does similar analyses for 51 major metropolitan newspapers. The company says 2 million employees at more than 7,000 organizations were surveyed about what makes their workplaces special in 2019.
Who won last year in Utah? Well, here are the top three companies in each category, where their offices are located and the services they provide:
1. BambooHR, Lindon, information technology
2. Young Automotive Group, Layton, car sales
3. HealthEquity, Draper, health account administrator
1. LendingClub, Lehi, financial technology
2. Lendio, Lehi, business services
3. HireVue Inc., South Jordan, computer software
1. CallForce, Provo, dental solutions
2. Twistlab Marketing, Cottonwood Heights, marketing and branding
3. Zonos, St. George, software services