Environmental Business Council of New England Announces Winners of “Best Places to Work” Challenge

September 23, 2009 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England announces the results and winners of the third annual “Best Places to Work” challenge.

In the summer of 2009, the EBC conducted surveys of EBC member companies that revealed attitudes of employees about how good their company was as a place to work. The top five areas in which employees felt their company did well were: flexibility, open and effective communication, recognition of employee’s hard work, encouraging innovation and creativity, and hiring top notch employees.

The survey also highlighted the top five areas that employees felt their company could improve, namely, communication and clearer goals, transparency and communication about company financials, opportunities for training and growth, consistency in compensation and policies, and greater flexibility.

Employees surveyed reported that feeling valued, trust in senior leaders, work engagement, trust with coworkers, and team effectiveness influenced their decisions to remain with a company or organization and to continue to perform at their best.

Over the past three years feeling valued has been a top priority and motivator for employees over monetary compensation or benefits.

There were five award categories based on company size. The winner in the entrepreneurial company category was Mackie Shea O’Brien, P.C. of Boston, MA. For the second year in a row, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., of Marlborough, MA, was named the winner in the small-size company category. TMC Services, Inc. of Bellingham, MA claimed the top prize for a medium-size company and Triumvirate Environmental of Somerville, MA was declared the winner for a third year in the large-size company category.

Also an award was given for the most environmentally conscious company. This award went to Mackie Shea O’Brien, P.C. of Boston for a third year. This is the first time one company has won two different awards.

The winners were chosen based on data gathered by the EBC through member company personalized surveys, which all employees from each company were invited to complete. Winners were chosen in each of the five categories and announced at the EBC “Best Places to Work” Awards Ceremony on September 18, 2009.

Winning companies each received official EBC 2009 “Best Places to Work” award plaques and the official EBC “Best Places to Work” approval logo which they can use on their websites and marketing materials. With this outstanding award, company management and current and future employees, and clients can take pride in their association with firms that demonstrate such exemplary business practices and endeavors.

This year’s Award Ceremony featured a keynote address by Bob Kelleher, CEO and Founder of the Employee Engagement Group. His presentation entitled, “The Sustainable Organization” – 13 Trends Facing Today’s Leaders, addressed topics ranging from the differences in generations, globalization, the talent war and the current economic situation.

At the Awards event, a panel of award recipients was formed where they reflected on their business practices and addressed questions from attendees. A lively discussion ensued with Bob Kelleher joining the panel in providing expert insights and answers.

About the Winners

Mackie Shea O’Brien, P.C. 
provides experienced counsel in areas such as land use law and related litigation. Practice areas include renewable energy, water, real estate, hazardous waste and many more. Their dedication to community and providing clients with knowledge in regulatory compliance, allows this firm to thrive in the environmental sector.

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.
 is known for their commitment to consulting companies in all of their environmental, health & safety management needs; allowing clients to meet regulatory requirements and provide safe working environments for their employees.

TMC Services, Inc. 
is one of New England’s leading full-service environmental contracting companies offering specialized services to clients facing environmental challenges. They provide environmental, construction, and abatement services to owners, general contractors, engineers, and municipal and government agencies.

Triumvirate Environmental 
specializes in hazardous waste management services for top clients in the healthcare, life science, education and industrial sectors. With experts in field services and consulting, Triumvirate has the ability to provide clients, not only with hands on service, but also with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate through various regulations in order to maintain environmentally sound institutions and businesses.

About EBC

The mission of the EBC is to advance and promote the environmental and energy services and technology businesses in New England by supporting sustainable environmental policies and practices for business and government. For membership information and to learn more about the EBC, please contact Megan Curtis-Murphy at 617-725-0207 or [email protected]