Three Arkansas companies have been named to a national publication’s list of the best workplaces in the United States.
Inc. magazine published its annual Best Workplaces list online on Tuesday, May 5 with the print issue expected to hit stands on May 12. The list features 389 companies that have been judged to have the best work environments across the nation.
In Arkansas, three companies made the cut. These companies include capSpire, Entegrity, and Harvest Group.
Founded in 2009, capSpire is a technology consulting firm based in Fayetteville. According to its website, the company focuses on providing solutions for the agribusiness, crude, natural gas, natural gas liquids, power, refined products, coal and metals industries. Inc. lists the company has being medium in size with 50 to 99 employees.
This is not capSpire’s first time on the Inc. Best Workplaces list. The Fayetteville firm earned a spot on the 2019 list, as well as being named to the Inc. 5000 list from 2013-2017.
Entegrity, an energy services sustainability and solar company based in Little Rock, also earned a spot on the Inc. list. The company, which has 50-99 employees, was founded in 2007.
“We spend as much time around our coworkers as we do with our own families,” Entegrity’s founding partner Chris Ladner said in a statement. “From the very first days, I have wanted to build a work atmosphere that was authentic and true to ourselves. This has meant hiring great people and giving them the space to do great things. Our growth from a one-man shop to 100+ employees is a direct result of creating a culture that emphasizes results and responsibility. When you have 100 people working together towards a common goal and getting results, the details take care of themselves.”
According to the company’s profile on Inc.’s website, Entegrity employees receive paternity leave, flexible work hours, and participate in workplace events such as happy hours.
The third Arkansas company to receive a spot on the Best Workplaces list is Harvest Group. A Rogers-based company founded in 2006, Harvest Group works with consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to develop strategies and solutions for their business.
A medium-sized company with 50-99 employees, Harvest Group provides parental accommodations, including parental leave and different work hours. According to its Inc. profile, Harvest Group encourages emotional vulnerability in its employees. “We know that we are all emotional beings and want our employees to feel their emotions at work,” the profile reads.
More than 3,000 companies applied for the Best Workplaces list, according to Inc. To determine the companies who would make the list, Quantum Workplace of Omaha conducted a survey of employees from the companies, ranking employers using a composite score of the results.
Based on Quantum Workplace’s survey, 73.5 percent of the surveyed employees feel engaged by their work. This is a decreased from 2019’s percentage of 74.2 percent but an increase from 2018’s results of 72.1 percent.
Inc. magazine found that 100 percent of the companies featured on the list provide health insurance, while 62 percent provide offsite retreats for employees.