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. For 10 years CCA Global has made the list. This year at #5!
At CCA, we put a focus on employees and their families, and a great illustration of this is that we have flexible schedules that recognize the importance of our personal lives. It is standard practice by most employees to telecommute Mondays and Fridays with Tuesday thru Thursdays being in-office days to collaborate. Others have the flexibility to work remotely 100% of the time. As an award-winning employer of choice, CCA Global values the role it plays in being a leading example as one of very few companies in the state that offer all employees in the organization paid family leave for both new mothers and fathers.
Wellness is an essential part of life and CCA makes it a priority to go beyond the insurance benefits and help employees find time to take care of themselves during busy and challenging work/life schedules. Given its importance from a physical and mental health perspective, it is a longstanding priority to incorporate a wide variety of wellness programs into the workplace and workday to increase accessibility and enable more employees and spouses/partners to participate. Free fresh fruit, flavored flat and sparkling water, unlimited coffees and teas are available to in-office employees. In partnership with Leanbox, a healthy vending machine company out of Boston, employees have access to healthy snacks, meals, and drinks for purchase. Both in-office and virtual employees have been offered coffee mugs and water bottles to promote a healthy intake of water. On top of the healthy and delicious snacks and sips, free gym memberships are available to all employees at a local gym within walking distance of the office, or a Planet Fitness near their home, making it convenient for lunchtime, pre- or after- work workouts. The building and workspace where we are located also offers access to a free onsite gym.
Geared to both employees and members of CCA Global, we run programs such as the Nex40 and the Women of CCA are developing the next generation of leaders within the company. The Nex40 is a young professionals network that was initiated as an employee idea to help connect younger members with each other. The idea quickly grew into one of the most engaged group of members and employees providing learning opportunities, idea sharing, and feedback among the group and with company leadership. The Women of CCA, similarly inspired by employees, grew out of the need to provide a network support for women working in the male-dominated flooring industry. The group is run by a committee made up of a cross section of female employees and leaders and is in its 4th year running.
Dog days at CCA Global do not refer to those hot days in early August – and they aren’t restricted to just dogs! Many dogs, and once a rabbit and a couple of goats, are welcome at CCA Global and many are known on a first-name basis. We believe our four-legged friends look forward to the workday just as much as we do so they can socialize with their canine colleagues and favorite humans – the office manager, Maureen, is especially adored by all the furry friends. We also offer pet insurance to our employees’ furry friends.
The corporate giving and volunteerism we are engaged in here in the New Hampshire community is often informed and inspired by employee connections and employees themselves. CCA Global is deeply committed to giving back to local organizations that are making a difference in the community. This includes creating volunteer opportunities during the workday and at the workplace whenever possible. For eight years, our employees have served as Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) and we currently have multiple active matches, or mentorships, through three local schools. Whether office-wide, or a single division, or a single employee, there is always a charitable activity going on at CCA. This year one of our divisions is celebrating their 15th anniversary in operation and instead of a big lavish party, employees have led the charge in dedicating a monthly activity to charitable giving here in New Hampshire.
In 2022, ownership really matters. At CCA Global we have held this belief since 1984 when we incorporated as a cooperative. This means our company, unlike massive multinational conglomerates and publicly traded companies, is both owned and controlled by the thousands of individual family business owners who make up our membership. CCA Global was founded as a cooperative to be a force for good from day one; where 100% of its mission is to drive positive social change, 100% of the company is member-owned, and 100% of its profits are sent back to the independent family business owners who are members of CCA Global, and not extracted from the business to outside shareholders. CCA Global is a national and international leader and pioneer in cooperative business. Building on the people before profits, vision and model, we have helped millions of independent family businesses effectively compete with large multinational companies.
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 full list of 2022 winning companies:
#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.