This honor is incredibly satisfying to all of us at BONNEY,” said Joel Gratwick, CEO of BONNEY Staffing Center. “It confirms what those of us who work for and with us already know: that our employees come first.
Portland, Maine (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
For the second year in a row, BONNEY Staffing Center has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. Sixty companies made the cut for the 2013 awards which were distributed this month at an awards banquet in Portland. BONNEY Staffing Center received a Best Place to Work in Maine award in the Small/Medium businesses category which recognizes Maine’s best employers with 15-249 employees.
The Best Places to Work program is a project of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Maine State Council, and Best Companies Group and recognizes companies that have created outstanding workplace environments. The annual list of companies is an exciting time for employers around the state. Evaluation is based on workplace policies, practices, demographics and employee satisfaction. Organizations in the small/medium category must have an 80% or better response rate on the employee survey, and BONNEY received 99% participation from its staff.
Staffing Companies Play An Essential Role in Today’s Work Force
BONNEY has been raising the bar for local workplace excellence in 2013. They have taken a leading role in supporting employee sectors with their Veterans Work Initiative and Seasoned Workers Initiative, and on the client side, with specialized staffing programs such as S.W.A.T. (Staff Who Arrives Today), in which clients can fill last minute, emergency or recurring staffing needs, thereby providing critical job resources for increasingly strained human resources departments.
"We are very proud to be a recipient of the Best Places to Work in Maine Award for the second year in a row" stated BONNEY Vice President Kelly Jaeger Aho. "BONNEY employees are exactly what makes our company a "Best Places" winner; they are encouraged to be involved in every aspect of making each individual branch a thriving, creative and energetic place to work."
Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that temporary and contract workers make up one of the fastest-growing segments of the work force, and the American Staffing Association estimates that 11.5 million temporary and contract employees were hired by U.S. staffing firms during 2012. At a time when quality jobs are essential to the local economy and employers are increasingly challenged when it comes to finding qualified workers, this year’s recognition of BONNEY as an outstanding workplace will have a resounding effect on many local population segments.
BONNEY Staffing Centers
Established in 1975, BONNEY is Maine and New Hampshire's largest, independently-owned and operated staffing company. With 8 offices positioned from Bangor, Maine to Portsmouth, New Hampshire our Staffing Supervisors fill Temporary, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct-Hire jobs for client companies throughout Northern New England. Questions about BONNEY Staffing? Ask a staffing professional at your local branch location about staffing for employers or about positions for job-seekers seeking jobs in Maine and New Hampshire.