In photo: Congratulations Optima 2016 winner

STUART, FL – All great employees want to know where everyone else wants to work. Thanks to CareerSource Research Coast and a host of sponsors, we now know who some of those companies are. After months of questioning, six companies have been recognized as the “Best Places to Work” in Martin County and were honored at a prestigious awards luncheon Thursday, June 23rd.

The winners in the “Under 50 Employees” category were the Children Services Council of Martin County, Tykes and Teens Mental Health Clinic, and RV Johnson Insurance.

In the “Over 50 Employees” category, the winners were Optima Health Care Solutions.

In a special study commissioned by CareerSource Research Coast all six employers were found to excel in areas of employment attraction and retention.

CareerSource Research Coast requested Personnel Dynamics Consulting of Fort Pierce, to calculate turnover rates, growth percentages, employee development spending, promotion percentages, insurance packages and retirement plans; a total of 37 different measurements. Each measurement was entered into a specially designed computer program which determines the county’s Best Places to Work.

Participating companies were required to answer a 40-question survey about their organization; they received a detailed report documenting the results of the survey and samples of some of the best practices used in the community.

CareerSource Research Coast assists businesses in building better workplaces and, as an extension of that work, there was no cost for companies to participate in the Best Places to Work Program.

CareerSource Research Coast presented the 2015 Martin County Best Places to Work program with support from the Palm City Chamber of Commerce, the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce, the Indiantown Western Martin County Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Development Board of Martin County .

“We’ve been conducting the program in Indian River for years but hadn’t had the opportunity to present it in Martin County,” said Marcelo Dossantos, Business Services Director at CareerSource Research Coast.

“We were happy to take over the program in Martin County this Spring and hope to see it grow more and more each year. It’s a great way for companies to see how they measure up against similar employers in the area, plus it allows us to celebrate those who are truly doing an outstanding job at keeping a happy and productive work environment.” is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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