July 6, 2006
Metal cutting equipment manufacturer Hypertherm Inc. has been named sixth among the top 25 Best Medium Companies to Work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and will be listed among the winning organizations in the July issue of HR Magazine. The SHRM list was announced before an audience of more than 12,000 at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 58th Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C.
This is the third year of the list, which is growing in competitiveness as the number of applicants doubled over the previous year. The list ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The organizations, ranging in size from 50 to 999 employees, were announced by SHRM and selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW.) The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations' workplace cultures.
"Small and medium-sized companies make up the majority of the American economy and work force," said SHRM President and CEO Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR. "These winning organizations demonstrate that making effective use of the work force is key to their success, and they must be recognized for their accomplishments."