4th Best Places to Work honor for Union Mutual

Union Mutual is proud to announce it was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Vermont, its fourth consecutive honor. The 11th annual list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Vermont State Council and Best Companies Group.

“Union Mutual does an excellent job promoting and rewarding, call it, self-motivation, passion, or drive,” an employee commented in the anonymous survey. “It’s that personal drive that seems to be the secret sauce for satisfaction and productivity. That drive comes from understanding the vision of the company, seeing your role as an integral part of the achievement of that vision, and having that idea affirmed and rewarded by the management team through the generous treatment of their staff.”

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Vermont list is made up of 45 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

– Be a publicly or privately held business;

– Have a facility in the state of Vermont;

– Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Vermont; and

– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit