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Hanson named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida

7/23/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
July 23, 2010

Contact: Amy Kay, Public Relations Coordinator
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9283
akay@hanson-inc.com

Hanson named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida

FLORIDA — Hanson Professional Services Inc. – a national, award-winning, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services – recently was named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend magazine. Hanson, appearing at No. 27 on the list in the large company category, employs individuals at four Florida locations including Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Orlando and West Palm Beach. 

Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.  Additionally, to be considered for this recognition, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be in business for at least one year.   

“For our coverage this year, we looked carefully at the survey results to focus on the practices that distinguish the best companies from the rest. The surveys show that while employees like ‘bells and whistles’ types of benefits, the companies that make the list all are very good at the basics – especially at communicating with their employees and offering training and opportunities to work creatively. This year’s stories are a great how-to guide for companies looking to improve,” says Mark Howard, executive editor.

“Companies that retain the best employees with strong workplace programs are frequently the very same companies that serve their clients exceptionally well," says Florida Trend Publisher Andrew Corty.  "It's our pleasure to recognize these great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida's competitive advantage."

One-hundred companies were recognized in small, medium and large company categories. The rankings – the second annual statewide Best Companies list – appear in the August issue of Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.  The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.

About Hanson Professional Services Inc. 
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services.

Hanson’s Fort Lauderdale regional office is located at 5525 N.W. 15th Ave., Suite 304, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.  The office may be reached by phone: (954) 491-3392 or fax: (954) 491-3397.

Hanson’s Orlando regional office is located at 720 N. Maitland Ave., Suite 102, Maitland, FL  32751.  The office may be reached by phone: (407) 622-2050 or fax: (407) 622-2051.

Hanson’s Sarasota regional office is located at 9015 Town Center Parkway, Suite 105, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.  The office may be reached by phone: (941) 342-6321 or fax: (941) 379-6474.

Hanson’s West Palm Beach regional office is located at 1601 Belvedere Road, Suite 303 S., West Palm Beach, FL  33406.  The office may be reached by phone: (561) 471-9370 or fax:  (561) 471-9369.

About Florida Trend
Florida Trend magazine was recently named the nation’s best regional magazine and is committed to providing the excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 150,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine's website reaches approximately 75,000 unique visitors monthly. For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com.

About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and in Canada to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, please visit www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.

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