CBJ brings Best Places to Work honorees to the fore with high-energy awards event at Topgolf

By   – Digital Editor, Charlotte Business Journal

The celebration for CBJ‘s Best Places to Work awards program teed off on Friday as hundreds of guests gathered at Topgolf for a fun-filled event recognizing the 80-plus local employers that placed in four size categories. 

The choice of venue, new this year for the awards program, allowed the more than 400 people in attendance to enjoy the day by hitting golf balls and snacking on food while hearing praise bestowed on the 81 companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the Charlotte area’s best. Nearly 70 golf bays were reserved for those employers, who were given an award plaque and learned where they placed in the overall ranking.

Companies’ individual rankings will be featured in a special report in the week ahead. Here are the top companies in all four size categories:

  • Small companies (10-24 employees): Brooksource
  • Medium companies (25-49 employees): Search Solution Group
  • Large companies (50-249 employees): Barringer Construction
  • Extra-large companies (250-plus employees): EY

The awards program is based off employee surveys, which help shed light on which local companies offer the best places to work across the Charlotte area. With the help of employee-feedback software company Quantum Workplace, the surveys cover such topics as workplace trust and management experience to goal development.

Keep an eye out for more on our Best Place to Works Awards program in the week ahead, when CBJ puts those winners in the spotlight with profiles on each of the four winning companies to run in print and online.

Interested in learning more on the entire slate of honorees? The slideshow below provides a fun fact on most of our finalists, giving readers a glimpse into how these local employers operate.