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Top Workplaces 2016: Repeat winners and The Best of



Here are a dozen companies marking their third consecutive year on the The Blade’s Top Workplaces list:

■ Ballas Buick GMC

■ Bolt Express LLC

■ Christian Home Care

■ Ed Schmidt Auto Inc.

■ Harbor Behavioral Health

■ MassMutual Ohio

■ Master Chemical Corp.

■ Plante & Moran PLLC

■ Taylor Automotive Family

■ Welch Packaging

■ William Vaughan Co.

■ Yark Automotive Group



WorkplaceDynamics chooses special award recipients based on standout scores for employee responses to specific survey statements. Employees rate these statements on a seven-point Likert scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. This year’s winners:


Based on the statement “I have confidence in the leader of this company.”

■ Large employer: John Yark, Yark Automotive Group

■ Midsize employer: John Mangas, Re/​Max Preferred Associates

■ Small employer: Joni Fought, Cardinal Staffing Services



Based on the statement “I believe this company is going in the right direction.”

Winner: Ohioans Home Healthcare



Based on the statements “My manager helps me learn and grow,” “My manager makes it easier to do my job well,” and “My manager cares about my concerns.”

Winner: Matrix Technologies Inc.


New Ideas

Based on the statement “New ideas are encouraged at this company.”

Winner: Wurtec Inc.



Based on the statement “At this company, we do things efficiently and well.”

Winner: Christian Home Care



Based on the statement “My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.”

Winner: CedarCreek Church



Based on the statement “This company operates by strong values and ethics.”

Winner: PERRYproTECH


Clued in Senior Management

Based on the statement “Senior management, senior managers understand what is really happening at this company.”

Winner: Tireman Auto Service Centers



Based on the statement “I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company.”

Winner: RMF Nooter Inc.



Based on the statement “I feel genuinely appreciated at this company.”

Winner: Fifth Third Bank


Work/​Life Flexibility

Based on the statement “I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”

Winner: William Vaughan Co.



Based on the statement “I get the formal training I want for my career.”

Winner: Harbor Behavioral Health



Based on the statement “My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry.”

Winner: Wood Haven Health Care

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