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Updated: March 2, 2020 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN CONNECTICUT 2020

Here are HBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 rankings

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As Connecticut companies fight over a limited talent pool, offering a quality work environment with good perks and benefits and a path toward advancement is becoming more important than ever.

Indeed, talent attraction and retention isn’t just becoming part of companies’ strategic plans, it’s become a primary focus.

If you’re an employer looking for new ways to attract top talent, we’ve got a cheat sheet for you.

Today, we are revealing our 2020 Best Places to Work rankings, and if you read winners’ company profiles you’ll better understand the culture and types of benefits and perks that engender employee loyalty and appreciation.

Our winners are vetted and chosen by the Best Companies Group, a third-party research firm based out of Harrisburg, Penn. You can read more about them below, but each year, along with the list of winners, they provide survey results that show some of the perks most commonly offered by the companies that make our Best Places to Work list. Of the 41 companies that qualified for this year’s competition, the survey found:

•88% match employee contributions to an employee’s retirement savings plan account;

•68% pay at least 75 percent of their employees’ health insurance premiums;

•71% allow employees additional paid time off for community service activities/volunteer work;

•78% offer telecommuting options while 60% off flexible hours or a compressed work week:

•76% provide fitness and/or wellness programs or benefits.

Beyond the perks, our Best Places to Work also had employees who prized their work environment. Of the employees surveyed from this year’s winning companies:

•91% said they understand their companies’ long-term strategy and have confidence in their organizations’ leadership;

•95% said they like the work they do;

•89% said they look forward to going to work each day;

•77% said they receive fair pay for the work they perform;

•78% said there was room for advancement at their company.

So, after reading that, how does your company stack up? As much as this special section aims to celebrate this year’s group of winners (which we did recently at Farmington Gardens in Farmington), it’s also meant to be a training tool for other employers, to learn new ways to create an engaged workforce.

At the end of the day, no matter what industry you’re in, workers are the most important asset to any company. The employer’s challenge is to retain the best and brightest, and as you read the profiles in the pages that follow, competition for talent is intense.

Greg Bordonaro, Editor


Large Companies

Family atmosphere, employer perks make Consigli a top workplace

Edward Jones provides its advisors  a second-career opportunity

Barnum Financial Group

Shawmut Design and Construction

Burns & McDonnell

The Lockwood Group

Inspira Marketing Group

Hinckley Allen

Comcast — Western  New England Region


CBS a Xerox Company

Benchmark Senior Living

Nixon Medical

Schimenti Construction Company

Small/Medium Companies

Transparency, role clarity engender employee loyalty at Cooperative Systems

Saisystems International builds a values-based workplace

Connecticut Wealth Management LLC

Nicola | Yester

C.E. Floyd Company Inc.

Charles IT


Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity

Adams & Knight Inc. 

Beekley Corporation

The Walker Group

McIntyre Group 

ADNET Technologies LLC

Corbin Advisors


CME Associates Inc.

IT Direct

PRIA Healthcare

Hooker & Holcombe

Preferred Brands International Inc.

L’Amy America

Viking Construction Inc.

Clarity Software Solutions Inc.

Simpson Healthcare Executives

Travel Insured International (a Crum & Forster Company)

Access Health Connecticut

Mintz + Hoke

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