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2017's Best Companies to Work For in Colorado

The hottest employers of the year


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The best way to find the best companies to work for in Colorado is to ask the people who know those companies best: the employees.

And that’s exactly the direction taken by ColoradoBiz’s new partner, talent management and consulting firm ICC (Innovate Coach Consult), in its revamp of the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado program for 2017.

The awards are now based entirely on employee feedback about their experience at the company. Finalists also submitted short videos featuring employees talking about what makes their companies great.

ICC used the Denison Culture Survey to determine the winners for 2017. The applicants paid to have their employees take the survey, which measures the key drivers of high performance: mission, adaptability, involvement and consistency. The Denison model links organizational culture to a company’s performance metrics, such as sales growth, return on equity, return on investment, customer satisfaction, innovation, employee satisfaction and quality.

“When more employees take the survey, that tells us they’re engaged in their companies,” says Shawna Simcik, Denver-based ICC’s president of business leadership. “We didn’t want to just go with the companies that have ping pong tables.”

The survey’s insights and data help companies fuel decisions, prioritize strategies and resources, enhance recruiting and retention efforts and build an engaged culture.

Founded in 2010, ICC believes that the success of a business depends on its people, so it works with underperforming teams and leaders to help them become more productive. The company offers outplacement services, executive coaching and leadership development.


To check out the 2017 Winners and Runners-up:

SMALL COMPANIES

MEDIUM COMPANIES

LARGE COMPANIES

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Margaret Jackson

Margaret Jackson is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 25 years in the newspaper industry, including seven years as a business reporter for The Denver Post covering residential and commercial real estate. She can be reached at myjackson7@gmail.com.

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