ESM Named One of Colorado’s Top 10 Best Places to Work for Third Consecutive Year
(HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – AUGUST 8, 2008) Education Sales Management (ESM), a Highlands Ranch-based student admissions and sales center focused exclusively in the education marketplace, was named one the top 10 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado 2008, the third consecutive year that the company was recognized as a top place to work. The winners were announced at an awards luncheon on July 31.
The Best Companies to Work For honors Colorado companies that show dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life. ESM was named in the large employers (250 employees or more) category. Companies were evaluated and chosen by the Best Companies Group.
“We like to reward our employees for the value they bring to our company and our clients,” said Rick Fort, CEO of ESM. “We also want them to have fun. We take pride in being known as a place where people love to come to work every day.”
ESM’s activities committee plans at least one fun activity for employees each month. The company also offers a merit-pay incentive program and other benefits designed to increase an employee’s wellness and total compensation package.
Best Companies is a collaborative effort among its many partners, which include Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Colorado State Council, Boulder Area Human Resource Association, Colorado Springs Society of Human Resource Management, Northern Colorado Human Resource Association, High Country Human Resource Association, Western Colorado Human Resource Association, Jobing.com, Colorado Biz Magazine, and the Best Companies Group.
The Best Companies Group, assisted by ModernThink, LLC, conducted an assessment of participating companies that was a two-part process designed to gather detailed data about each company. In part one, the employer completes a questionnaire and in part two, employees of the company complete an employee survey.
The survey data was then combined (75% weight given to employee data) to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies and rankings were based on this data. For more information on Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, please visit www.BestCompaniesCO.com.