BestCompaniesAZ, LLC Honors " Best Places to Work" in Metro Phoenix, Arizona

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Interested in networking, doing business, or starting a career with one of the "best places to work" in Arizona? Visit BestCompaniesAZ.com for a complete list of 2007 Best Places to Work list winners honored for workplace excellence.

These companies know what it takes to be considered a great workplace. They’ve got progressive HR programs, dynamic leadership and open lines of communication, all of which translate to a great workplace.

BestCompaniesAZ and The Phoenix Business Journal hosted the fifth anniversary of Best Places to Work in Metro Phoenix Arizona on December 13th at the Arizona Biltmore, honoring the region's top companies for employee satisfaction.

For the third straight year, Pointe Hilton Resorts took home the top award in the "Large Company" category for companies with more than 250 employees. The operator of the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort has 1,500 employees. In the "Medium Company" category, which comprises companies with 100 to 250 employees, Camelback Toyota/Scion took home the highest honor. The dealership has 230 workers. In the "Small Company" category, made up of companies with fewer than 100 workers, Acura North Scottsdale was the winner with a 55-employee dealership.

All 90 companies were recognized for creating an enjoyable corporate culture for its employees. The Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ partner with 3rd party research firm, Quantum Market Research, to administer the employee survey and rank the companies. "Best Places" winners are chosen based on employee survey results that rank manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, alignment with goals, feeling valued and team effectiveness, among other criteria.

Participation in the "Best Places" program was so high this year that a new "Honorable Mention" category was introduced, recognizing 33 small firms that scored better than 90 percent on the employee surveys. Also recognized at the event were four companies that have made the "Best Places" lists each of the program's five years. They are: Edward Jones, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Troon Golf and State Mortgage.

"We are excited to honor these great companies. Making the list is truly impressive and an accomplishment that undoubtedly provides a company with a sense of pride, which can be promoted both internally with employees and externally with customers," said Denise Gredler, co-founder of the "Best Places to Work" list, and founder and president of BestCompaniesAZ. "These companies know what it takes to be considered a great workplace. They’ve got progressive HR programs, dynamic leadership and open lines of communication, all of which translate to a great workplace."

For a complete list of winners and details on the program visit http://www.bestcompaniesaz.com. For information on how to prepare your company for local or national "best company" competition, call Denise Gredler for details, 480-545-5151, denise @ bestcompaniesaz.com.

About BestCompaniesAZ
BestCompaniesAZ, LLC, is an Arizona based human resources (HR) consulting firm dedicated to helping companies strengthen and build great workplaces. Services include administration of employee opinion surveys, best practice benchmarking, national and local award consulting, HR program development, employment branding and web advertising. For more information on BestCompaniesAZ, visit http://www.bestcompaniesaz.com or call 480-545-5151.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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