LUDLOW, Vt. – On March 27, Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the top 27 Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2014. Okemo Mountain Resort was ranked seventh in the large-business category and it is the first ski resort to ever make the prestigious list. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group.
“Diane and I are very proud of Okemo being included in the list of Vermont’s Best Places to Work,” said Okemo Mountain Resort Co-Owner Tim Mueller. “However, our employees deserve the credit. It is very easy to manage when you have hard-working, dedicated and loyal people working with you. From our Division Managers through to our line employees, we have a great team and it is because of their work ethic and cooperative attitudes that Okemo is a great place to work.”
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill several eligibility requirements. They also entered a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
To learn more about Okemo Mountain Resort and employment opportunities, visit okemo.com.
For more information about the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit BestPlacesToWorkInVT.com.
PHOTO: Several members of Okemo’s senior management team gathered for the announcement of Best Places to Work in Vermont. (l to r) VP of Human Resources Crystal Stokarski, VP of Golf Operations Jim Remy, Lt Governor Phil Scott, Okemo Co-Owner Diane Mueller, Okemo Co-Owner Tim Mueller, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Vermont Business Magazine Publisher John Boutin, VP of Culinary Operations Ellen Demers, VP of Planning and Real Estate Development Ted Reeves, VP of Marketing and Sales Dave Kulis, Chief Accounting Officer Earl Perkins.