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Best Employers in Maryland – Averaged responses

Best Employers in Maryland 2017

 Averaged responses
How many years has your highest ranking official/CEO been in this position within the organization? 17.0
Does your organization offer any employee bonus or incentive programs? 100%
Do you offer bonuses to employees who refer new hires? 56%
Do you offer a retirement savings program such as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457 plan? 100%
If yes, do you match employee contributions to an employee’s retirement savings plan account?  89%
For each of the following benefits, indicate what percentage of the premium (cost of the benefit) is paid for by the employer: Medical coverage (employee)
Employer pays 100% of premium 22%
Employer pays 75% – 99% of premium 33%
Employer pays 50% – 74% of premium 44%
Employer pays 25% – 49% of premium 0%
Employer pays less than 25% of premium 0%
This benefit not offered 0%
39: For each of the following benefits, indicate what percentage of the premium (cost of the benefit) is paid for by the employer: Medical coverage (dependents)
Employer pays 100% of premium 11%
Employer pays 75% – 99% of premium 11%
Employer pays 50% – 74% of premium 67%
Employer pays 25% – 49% of premium 11%
Employer pays less than 25% of premium 0%
This benefit not offered 0%
For each of the following benefits, indicate what percentage of the premium (cost of the benefit) is paid for by the employer: Dental coverage (employee)
Employer pays 100% of premium 11%
Employer pays 75% – 99% of premium 22%
Employer pays 50% – 74% of premium 22%
Employer pays 25% – 49% of premium 0%
Employer pays less than 25% of premium 44%
This benefit not offered 0%
For each of the following benefits, indicate what percentage of the premium (cost of the benefit) is paid for by the employer: Vision coverage (employee)
Employer pays 100% of premium 11%
Employer pays 75% – 99% of premium 22%
Employer pays 50% – 74% of premium 11%
Employer pays 25% – 49% of premium 0%
Employer pays less than 25% of premium 56%
This benefit not offered 0%
When is a new employee eligible to enroll in the organization’s healthcare plan?
First day of hire 33%
First day of the next month after hire 22%
30 days after hire 11%
60 days after hire 0%
90 days after hire 11%
More than 90 days after hire 0%
Other 22%
Our organization offers the option to enroll in health benefits to full-time and part-time employees 22%
Does your organization offer Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)? 67%
Does your organization offer domestic partner benefits (not required by law)? 67%
What is the number of paid holidays your organization offers per year? 9.0
Does your organization provide time off as PTO (one bank of time) or as vacation/sick/personal days (separate banks)?
PTO 78%
Vacation / Sick / Personal 22%
Does your organization allow employees additional paid time off for community service activities/volunteer work? 67%
As a standard practice, does your organization offer telecommuting options to your employees? 67%
As a standard year-round practice, does your organization offer employees the option to work flexible hours or a compressed work week? 78%
Does your organization provide any workplace facilities to promote exercise and fitness? 56%
Does your organization provide any fitness and/or wellness programs or practices within the workplace? 67%
Does your organization provide cafeteria or meal subsidies, free daily snacks or beverages? 89%
Does your organization promote any sustainable or “green” practices? 89%
How often does your organization conduct Employee Performance Reviews for all staff?
As needed 11%
Once per year 44%
Twice per year 0%
More than twice a year 33%
What form(s) of tuition reimbursement/assistance does your organization offer? (Select all that apply)
Advanced or post-graduate degree 44%
Certifications 56%
Business education workshops and/or conferences 89%
Other, please describe 44%
Does your organization have any formalized programs/practices for succession planning? 44%
Please describe any family-friendly benefits or practices your organization provides to its employees (Select all that apply)
Paternity leave (either paid or unpaid) for the birth or adoption of a child 89%
Adoption assistance, such as reimbursement of agency fees, travel fees, legal assistance, paid time off before or after adoption, etc 33%
Lactation facilities for breastfeeding mothers 89%
All or part of an employees’ full- or part-time childcare paid, either on a regular basis or only during busy seasons 0%
Flexible hours to accommodate school events, taking a family member to the doctor, etc 100%
Back-up child or elder care if an employee’s regular caregiver is suddenly not available 11%
After-school or summer programs for school-aged children of employees 0%
Employer-sponsored Eldercare Assistance for employees with aging family members, such as transportation to medical appointments or meal delivery; securing of proper care and/or assistance facilities; information about financial resources; or counseling support for caregiver stress 22%
Immediate families invited to corporate events 100%
Free or discounted tickets to local family entertainment or sporting events 78%
Our organization does not offer any family-friendly benefits or practices 0%
Other 22%
Please describe any programs or practices your organization provides to promote a healthy work/life balance (Select all that apply)
No overtime, or overtime kept at a minimum 78%
Meetings and staff-only events limited to during work hours only 78%
Monetary incentives or extra paid time off when overnight travel is required 22%
An employer-sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which may provide counseling for marital, parental or financial problems, and/or assistance for specific conditions such as substance abuse, smoking and gambling 56%
Productivity or time management workshops, seminars or classes 56%
On-site personal development and/or stress management workshops, seminars, or classes 56%
Paid sabbaticals 0%
Financial Education workshops, seminars or classes 67%
Our organization does not offer any work/life balance programs nor practices 0%
Other 44%

(Averages are for employers that made the list)

The Nine Companies Named Best Employers in Maryland

  1. SIG
  2. Payroll Network
  3. IHire LLC
  4. Edward Jones
  5. Greenspring Wealth Management Inc.
  6. Westminster American Insurance Company
  7. The Jaklitsch Law Group
  8. Goldberg Segalla
  9. Electric Motor Repair Company

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