For 25 years, Business NH Magazine has recognized businesses that go out of their way to create engaging workplaces and understand that fulfilled employees are more productive. This year’s competition attracted a record number of applicants as companies seek to differentiate themselves in a tight labor market. The new workplace realities are evident among this year’s winning companies as flexibility is a consistent focus with many winners offering remote and hybrid work schedule options.
The 2022 winning companies are:
#1 – Geophysical Survey Systems in Nashua
#2 – Bangor Savings Bank in Portsmouth
#3 – PROCON in Hooksett
#4 – The Granite Group in Concord
#5 – CCA Global Partners in Manchester
#6 – Northeast Delta Dental in Concord
#7 – Wire Belt Company of America in Londonderry
#8 – NH National Guard in Concord
#9 – ITR Economics in Manchester
#10 – Merchants Fleet in Hooksett
#11 – Elbit Systems of America in Merrimack
#12 – Sunrise Labs in Bedford
#13 – St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester
#14 – Moore Nanotechnology Systems in Swanzey
#15 – NFI North in Contoocook
#16 – DEW Construction in Keene and Manchester
#17 – Loftware in Portsmouth
#18 – The Foundry Financial Group in Laconia
#19 – Cohen Closing & Title in Bedford
#20 – Polyonics in Westmoreland
#21 – Rise Private Wealth Management in Bedford
#22 – Ledyard National Bank in Hanover
#23 – SkyTerra Technologies in Nashua
#24 – Pastori | Krans in Concord
#25 – FreshAir Sensor in Lebanon
#26 – Unitil in Hampton
#27 – NEMO Equipment in Dover
#28 – Admix in Londonderry
#29 – Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & A/C in Hooksett
#30 – Boothby Therapy Services in Laconia
Their stories and how they won are featured in the September issue available at www.businessnhmagazine.com/back-issues/september-2022.
Hall of Fame
Companies that earn a place on the Best Companies to Work For list four out of five years are inducted into the Hall of Fame for two years. Six companies were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year:
• Bellwether Community Credit Union in Manchester
• CoreMedical Group in Manchester
• Granite State Credit Union in Manchester
• Mainstay Technologies in Belmont and Manchester, .
• Mascoma Savings Bank in Lebanon
• MegaFood in Manchester
The 2022 competition attracted applicants from across the state. Each completed an employee engagement survey administered by The Employee Engagement Group as well as an extensive employer survey, detailing benefits and workplace practices. A panel of HR executives judged the company culture responses on the employer survey. The results of all those assessments determined the winning companies.
To further refine the ranking of the top 10 companies, business executives volunteered their time and expertise to conduct site tour visits of the top 12 companies that included interviews with the top executive, and a focus group of employees as well as a tour of the facility. The site tours were organized and facilitated by Bruce Mast & Associates and The Leddy Group.
To celebrate the 2022 winners, Business NH Magazine will host the Breakfast with The Best on Oct. 5. It will include two panels with executives from the winning companies and CultureFest: 2022, where participants dig into workplace topics in eight-minute workshops. The Breakfast will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
To register for the event or purchase a table, visit businessnhmagazine.com/events/2022-breakfast-with-the-best.
Sponsors of this year’s breakfast are: Breakfast Sponsor: Northeast Delta Dental, Best Companies Sponsor: Eversource and Hall of Fame Sponsor: Granite State Credit Union.
For more information on the winners or how to compete to be a 2023 Bestie, please call Editor Matt Mowry.