CC among top small employers on Forbes 2023 ‘America’s Best Small Employers’ list

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Casper College was recently named to the Forbes 2023 “America’s Best Small Employers” list at No. 104 in the country. “America’s Best Small Employers” is Forbes’ newest list and features companies with between 200 and 1,000 employees.

The survey implemented a variety of assessment tools, including anonymously surveying employees, tracking job-related websites, and social listening, which included text analysis of news websites and blogs, including social media. Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research firm.

From those methods, hundreds of thousands of data points were created, categorized, and combined into a total score. “From an initial pool of 10,000 businesses, the 300 companies with the highest scores made it onto the final list,” according to the article. The complete list can be found here.

The article noted that small colleges and private schools account for 20% of the list. “This is perhaps because, in a school setting, an intimate environment can often translate into better results,” offered Rachel Rabkin Peachman.

A journalist and author, Peachman contacted Casper College for answers to three questions: “Can you share a few things you think are needed to create a positive work environment when you’re a smaller institution/employer versus a bigger university or employer?; What are the benefits of working in a smaller organization rather than a large business?; and Do you feel the college offers a more personal and intimate workplace than a larger college? If so, is there any example you might share?”

Peachman quoted Human Resources Director Rhonda Franzen in the article: “All (Casper College) employees have the opportunity to get to really know our students, which can directly impact our goal to provide students with a challenging and rewarding educational experience” and “it is easier for all of us to get to know each other, meet face to face, and work collaboratively.”

“We are just thrilled at this recognition,” said Franzen. “It is exciting to be included in the survey results of a nationally-known organization and compelling given the scope of the analysis they underwent to arrive at their final list of top small employers,” said Franzen. “Plus, we had no idea this was occurring behind the scenes as we didn’t know about this survey until after it was finished and they asked for comments,” Franzen added.

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes dozens of lists annually and noted that ” …our list business is informed by our entrepreneurial nature and anchored by our 105-year legacy — affording Forbes the time, influence and prestige to shepherd worthy listers to their ‘arrival.’ Receiving a position on a Forbes list is a true testament to success and showcases the individuals or companies that deserve a seat at the table.”

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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