Pets Best Named One Of The Best Places to Work in Idaho
May 29, 2014 • Trends
Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho for the second consecutive year. Pets Best was highlighted in the Small Employers category, which featured companies with 20 to 99 employees. The awards are an annual collaboration between the Idaho Business Review and POPULUS, an Idaho-based marketing and HR research firm.
Pets Best was founded in 2005 by Dr. Jack Stephens and offers a wide variety of perks for its employees while promoting a fun, animal-friendly work environment. Pets of all kinds are welcomed in the office, including dogs, cats, and even baby ducks. Pets Best also pays for pet insurance for employees' four-legged family members
The Best Places to Work in Idaho winners, as chosen by their own employees, have demonstrated exceptional performance in the areas of Compensation and Benefits, Employee Growth and Development, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Environment, and Company Management.
Employee surveying and winner selection are conducted by POPULUS, an independent marketing and HR research organization. Employee responses are tabulated and combined to create an Index of Excellence for each of the five dimensions of employee satisfaction. These indices are used to select the winners and rank the Top Ten organizations in each size category.
In order to keep up with the growth of the program, starting in 2013 a "Micro" category was added for those organizations with at least 10 but no more than 19 employees, the other two size categories remain the same. Also beginning in 2013 the number of honorees was increased to reflect all organizations with excellent scores. Not all organizations that participate are honored.
Winners are recognized based on their size category:
• Micro Organizations (10 - 19 employees).
• Small Organizations (20 - 99 employees).
• Large Organizations (100 and more employees).
To be considered for an award, participating organizations must achieve a sufficient level of completed surveys.