A ranking of the best companies to work for in Texas in 2022 was released by the Texas Association of Business (TAB), which showcases businesses with the best workplace cultures.
The “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” program creates a survey and — based on the responses — “honors employers in Texas that are making their workplaces great,” the website states.
Companies that want to be considered in the rankings must have at least 15 employees in Texas and a facility in the state, according to the TAB announcement.
Ranked employers were divided into three categories, small, medium, and large, depending on how many people work for them.
“Small Employers” employ between 15 and 99 people, a “Medium Employer” maintains 100 to 499 employees, and 500 or more employees classify a company as a “Large Employer,” according to the rankings from TAB.
Public, privately owned, government, and non-profit companies were eligible.
Businesses must have been operating for at least a year by April 29, 2022, the deadline to register.
The CEO of TAB, Glenn Hamer, shared in the announcement that culture is important to today’s job market.
“Culture is key to securing top talent in a competitive job market. Congratulations to the employers who made the 2022 ‘Best Companies to Work for in Texas’ list,” Hamer said.
The selection process was broken into two parts, the TAB website shared. Part One involved assessing the employer, practices, and policies of the company.
Part Two consisted of collecting opinions and feedback from employees about their work experiences.
Workforce Research Group, which manages the TAB Best Companies program, analyzed the data from both parts to get the final rankings.
The “Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2022” ranked 45 small employers, 29 medium employers, and 13 large employers.
Small employers ranked included StaffDNA, Educational First Steps, The HT Group, and Pegasus Technology Solutions.
Medium employers included Proximity Learning, Datamax Inc., and Community National Bank & Trust of Texas. Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, a medium employer, ranked at No.1.
Some large employers ranked were University Medical Center, Austin Bank, Galen College of Nursing, and Texas Mutual Insurance Company.
The rankings were announced on October 6 at the TAB’s Best Companies Gala.
One local organization, Educational First Steps, received an overall ranking of No.9, and CEO and president Vickie Allen stated it represents the company’s hard work to create a good culture for workers.
“Tonight is reflective of the intentional time and effort our team has put into cultivating a culture that honors, celebrates, and appreciates people,” Allen shared in a press release.
Educational First Steps is a nonprofit supporting early learning education in Texas, focusing on children from birth to 5 years old.