There are plenty of good companies to work for in the Capital Region: companies that provide a decent paycheck and basic benefits. And there are also a lot of great companies to work for: companies that go a step further with additional fringe benefits, company events and flexible work schedules.
But it takes a lot more than good salaries, solid benefits packages and the occasional casual Friday to be one of the Capital Region’s Best Places to Work—especially when navigating a pandemic. The 60 companies on Business Report’s eighth annual list go above and beyond to put their employees first. That’s because they know that if their employees are happy and engaged on the job, then they’ll take ownership of their work and protect the brand—and bottom line. These are important qualities in a job market that’s becoming tighter, with employees more willing to change jobs.
To compile this year’s list, Business Report once again partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Management to discover what makes a great workplace in our community, as well as provide participating employers insight into what their employees think. In a change this year, participating organizations were divided into three categories with the addition of a medium-sized companies list.
Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, The Pangburn Group Inc. and GMFS Mortgage were rated No. 1 in the small-, medium- and large-sized categories, respectively.