A record 29 “technology” companies qualified for the 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPTW) list. Of the 125 honorees, many others are in consulting or related fields.

One of the goals for 2020 in the 15th year of the popular program evaluating workplace cultures should be to eclipse that number. And maybe add to the 2019 No. 1 rankings of Moser Consulting and Microsoft in their respective employee count categories.

Among the BPTW newcomers highlighted in 2019: eGov StrategiesScale Computing and Conga. Contributing columns on lessons learned and offering advice were, among others, Leaf Software Solutions, Springbuk and Carbonite.

It’s time for many of you to take your shot in the coming year. The only requirements are being in business at least one year and having a minimum of 15 employees in Indiana. Companies fill out questionnaires outlining the benefits and programs they offer; employees take an anonymous survey, providing valuable feedback on what the organization is doing well and where there are opportunities for improvement.

All participants, whether you make the list or not, receive benchmark comparisons to other employers in the critical areas of leadership, communication, work environment, training/development and overall engagement.

Current team members and prospective employees are using BPTW as one of the key factors in determining where they want to work. You can sit on the sidelines or be part of those conversations.

The application deadline is November 15. The list of winners will be unveiled in February 2020, with the rankings and awards celebration taking place April 30, 2020 (view 2019 event photos).

Here are the 2019 winner lists and complete BizVoice® magazine coverage. All the program details are at www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.
Adam H. Berry is vice president of economic development and technology at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He joined the organization in 2019.