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1 Best Places to Work in Lincoln - Defining high performance The Best Places to Work in Lincoln program is in its 2nd year and was created to recognize and honor the organizations that deliver an outstanding work experience. Woods & Aitken LLP, the 2014 Employment Lincoln Journal Star, and Lincoln Human Resource Management Association are proud to present this project to you in cooperation with Quantum Workplace, which will be performing the research for it. This initiative has been designed with several goals in mind: To recognize and honor those companies that have created positive work environments Guide To recognize and share best practices To promote the Lincoln area and its employers To provide valuable feedback and data to participating companies that will assist them in measuring levels of employee satisfaction and engagement again to the 2013 winning companies! KYMC Large Business Category Medium Business Category Small Business Category 1 National Rural Electric Cooperative Hudl Holiday Inn Express & Suites Association Firespring Edward Jones YMCA of Lincoln Nebraska Global Chateau Development, LLC Assurity Life Insurance Company Cornhusker Bank Disability Rights Nebraska Duncan Aviation Honda of Lincoln Stonebrook Roofing Job hunting Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital supplement from the The 2014 Winning Companies will be shared in April 2014 stay tuned to the Lincoln Journal Lincoln Journal Star Star for a special advertising supplement showcasing the new winners. Brought to you by View this section digitally at www.journalstar.com/jobs *The sign-up period for participation in the 2014 Best Places to Work program has ended. Interested companies may visit www.bptw.com/lincoln to learn more and mark your calendar to join the fun in 2015!
2 Work for Southlake Village, a state of the art Hexagon Lincoln a company rich in history 2014 WINTER CAREER FAIR EXPO rehabilitation and long-term care facility in Lincoln, is offering opportunities for highly with its sights set on the future. Our feature d exh ibit ors on Mo nda y, Jan uar y 27th 2014 include motivated, caring and compassionate individuals to join a team committed to Dignity in Life and providing Quality Life and Quality Care to our patients and Hexagon Lincoln was established in 1963 under the name residents. Southlake Village is a member of the Vetter Lincoln Composites. Since then, the company has grown to Health Services family an innovative, become a global leader in the composites industry. skilled rehabilitation and long-term company that has been serving seniors for over 35 years. Our mission of Dignity in Our company is centrally located in Nebraska, USA. Our Recovering Your Companys Furture Life and our compelling vision and values set us apart. Our national reputation is quality! facility is in the well-known Air Park industrial complex and Applications are now being accepted for exceptional RNs (Full Time, 12 hour shifts, every adjacent to the municipal airport. third weekend and holiday rotation). Southlake Village offers excellent benefits, shift differential, license reimbursement, exceptional support and the opportunity to learn and grow. If you have a passion for excellence and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others, With over 300 employees and a modern, send your resume with desired position to [email protected] Or mail applications to: fully automated production line, we are looking Pat Morton, People Development Coordinator for talented professionals to join our team. Southlake Village Rehab and Care Center 9401 Andermatt Dr. Check out our website at Visit our website for additional information and to apply Lincoln, NE 68526 www.southlakevillagerehab.com hexagonlincoln.com/jobs 2 (print off an application under the Job Opportunity section) YOU CAN MAKE KYMC FAMILY SERVICE SEEKS THE HIGHEST QUALITY STAFF TO PROVIDE SERVICE THROUGH ONE OF OUR VARIOUS ACCREDITED A DIFFERENCE AT MADONNA! PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF Families and Children At Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, we combine heartfelt hospitality with incomparable innovation and education. Our clinical expertise, world-class research and state-of-the-art equipment empower us to help all patients, even those who pose the most complex challenges. Our investment in exceptional talent, groundbreaking technology and progressive treatments is changing the face of rehabilitation. Our people are changing lives. Make a difference in a childs life by becoming a MIRACLES HAPPEN HERE. THEY START WITH A SPARK. Site Supervisor or Teacher Assistant for our before/after Madonna hires for a variety of positions including nursing, clinical, school programs located in LPS sites professional, entry level, and more. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary. Visit our website at www.madonna.org For more information visit www.familyservicelincoln.org EOE to see our current openings and apply.
3 Nebraska Wesleyan University Teledyne Isco Nebraska Surgery Center www.nebraskasurgery.com 625 South 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 http://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/about-nwu www.isco.com 402-484-6600 Typical positions you hire for: Nursing, Clinical, Professional, Entry Level & More. Typical positions you hire for: Assemblers, Electronic Typical positions you hire for: Operating Room Nurses, Post Operative Care Number of Employees: 1500+ Nurses, and Receptionists Typical positions you hire for: Full Time Faculty Positions technicians, Engineers such as Director and Assistant Director positions What sets you apart from others? Number of Employees: 35 Current Number of Employees: 340 Madonna is one of the largest comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. We are What sets you apart from others? Number of Employees: 500 committed to fostering an environment of excellence for our employees, patients, volunteers and visitors. Dedicated team of health care professionals who are What sets you apart from others? committed to providing high quality, safe and affordable If you are customer service driven and enjoy seeing the rewards of your hard work and dedication, we surgical care in an ambulatory setting. Our goal is What sets you apart from others? Longevity of employees, 30 years invite you to explore the current job opportunities available at Madonna. providing high quality surgical care in a safe, cost- The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as employees are common here. We have effective environment. a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought been in Lincoln for over 50 years. Our Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Our newly remodeled facility boasts a 10,000 square foot building with four fully equipped operating suites and 11 and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and products are helping to make the world a www.madonna.org recovery rooms. Experienced and dedicated staff are here to serve all patients of all ages and backgrounds. in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic resources. better place. 5401 South Street, Lincoln NE 68506 EOE Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center Hexagon Lincoln is looking for talented professionals Wayne State College Performance Auto Group www.performanceauto.com southlakevillagerehab.com www.wsc.edu Peformance Lexus 6500 Telluride Drive to join our 300+ team in the following areas: 1111 Main Street, Wayne NE 68787 Peformance Toyota 6320 Telluride Drive 9401 Andermatt Drive, Lincoln NE 68526 (800) 228-9972 Professional, Trades, Engineering, IT, and Financial. Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge 6601 Telluride Drive (402) 327-6300 We are a company rich in history with our sights set on the future. Typical positions you hire for: Administration, Professional, Faculty, Typical positions you hire for: Service Technician, Express Technician & Professional Typical positions you hire for: RN, LPN, CNA, Established in 1963 under the name Lincoln Composites, we have Support Staff and Part-Time Sales Consultant Medication Aide, Dietary Aide, Cook, Housekeeping since grown to become a global leader in the composites industry. What sets you apart from others? What sets you apart from others? We are located in Lincolns Air Park industrial complex, adjacent to Wayne State College is rapidly emerging into one of the most dynamic, small, Number of Employees: 240 The Performance Automotive Group is composed of sixteen new and used car the municipal airport. Visit our website to learn how you can join regional public colleges in the Midwest, located in Northeast Nebraska, close to 5117 NW 40th Street, Lincoln NE 68524 our team of talented professionals. Sioux City, Iowa and within two hours drive to Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. dealerships in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska and Kansas City Kansas. Despite being the What sets you apart from others? [email protected] With a student population of 3500, the college is a focal point and catalyst largest dealer group in Nebraska, we pride ourselves on taking care of each and every Our mission of Dignity of Life and our Compelling in Northeast Nebraska, not only for education but also for community and customer. We have constructed new facilities for each dealership over the past few economic development, the arts, and cultural activity. Strong leadership, steady Vision and Values of Serving, Integrity, Teamwork years, so that we can provide our customers with the best buying experience possible. HEXAGONLINCOLN.COM/JOBS enrollment, a renewed focus on student development and teaching, and several KYMC and excellence recently completed building projects are indicators of the Colleges vitality. Visit us and see why at the Performance Automotive Group we are Driven to be the Best! All about Lincoln, NE area where you live and work. Business Journal Star 3 Largest Area Employers: Unemployment Rate Achievements The Lincoln Journal Star is always looking for great people like YOU to join our team! State of Nebraska Lincoln Public Schools University of Nebraska-Lincoln September 2013 October 2013 3.2% 3.1% Whether its a new CEO, New Hires November 2013 2.9% president or a significant We offer opportunities in Advertising, Customer Service, Production, Bryan Health Numbers not seasonally adjusted. promotion; success at your Certifications Newsroom, Technical and more. December 2013 data available in January 2014. U.S. Government business is something to Promotion We offer some of the best benefit programs in our industry. We City of Lincoln Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics celebrate. recognize that employees have varying needs, so we have developed Reached Goals a program with options to allow our employees to choose what is Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Demographics: Age right for them. Center Make your next special Accomplishments BNSF Railway announcement in the We offer a variety of options for medical, dental, vision and life State Farm Insurance 2 Business Achievements insurance. We also offer a 401k program, paid vacation and both short and long-term disability. Population: 329,105 section of the Kawasaki ways to Adult Population: 251,474 Lincoln Journal Star. submit We encourage you to visit us online anytime Households: 129,897 to see what openings are currently avaialble. 402-473-2658 www.journalstar.com/workhere Median Household Income: $50,920 Published each Monday JournalStar.com/ We are a drug free workplace and all applicants considered or employment must pass a post- Median Age: 34 business_achievements in the Lincoln Journal Star. offer drug screen and background screening prior to commencing employment. Base: Total Adults, Lincoln Market Area. Source: Lincoln Comprehensive Base: Total Adults Lincoln Market Area. EOE Source: Claritas, 2013 Annual Financial Report Source: Claritas, 2013
4 Family Service of Lincoln familyservicelincoln.org 501 S 7th St., Lincoln NE 68508 Dr. Leonards Healthcare Corp., Carol Wright Gifts JoinOurLincolnTeam.com 5945 Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln NE 68507 The New Jacob North Print & Media Solutions www.jacobnorth.com 3721 W Mathis Street, Lincoln NE 68524 VON MAUR www.vonmaurcareers.com (402) 441-7949 (402) 464-4455 (402) 470-5335 Current Number of Employees: 4,500 Typical positions you hire for: Education Site Supervisors and Teacher Assistants Typical positions you hire for: Outbound & Inbound Sales and Customer Typical positions you hire for: Production, Sales, Operators Typical positions you hire for: Number of Employees: 215 Service Representatives What sets you apart from others? Sale Associates, Stock & Housekeeping, Customer Service Desk, Alterations, What sets you apart from others? Number of Employees: 225 Progressive. Professional. Quality. For 125 years, Jacob North has integrated Loss Prevention, Visual, Piano Family Service seeks the highest quality staff to provide service What sets you apart from others? these concepts into the work completed here every day. We strive to give our through one of our various accredited programs designed to customers the best service and products available, keeping up with changing What sets you apart from others? meet the needs of families and children. Family Service full-time Our Lincoln Call Center has offered employment trends and technological advances along the way. Fires, rebuilding, tough As one of the few remaining family-owned employees and part-time supervisors working 30 hours or more opportunities for over 13 years, employing over 225 economic periods Jacob North has weathered it all over time, becoming representatives in a wide range of positions. You could call and operated department stores, Von Maur a week, receive group health, dental/vision and life insurance stronger while facing those moments. And as Midstates Printing Inc. a and 403(b) retirement plan. Other benefits include paid time it a job, except that its not really a job when you really like employees receive the benefit of working in a private, family-owned print and media company acquired Jacob North in off (PTO) and seven paid holidays, flexible work schedule and what youre doing and the people youre doing it with. Check June 2013, the companys path has been set to maintaining its past reputation respectful, friendly, diverse environment that family-friendly atmosphere. Beyond flexible schedules for out JoinOurLincolnTeam.com for more details, or to submit values teamwork, ongoing feedback, recognition, of being a strong, community-minded leader while providing even more teachers assistants. Choose to work morning or afternoons or an application. both and even just a few hours a week to match your schedule! promotional options to its customers to choose from. and exciting advancement opportunities. Credit Management credit-mgmt.com or www.cmjobs.net Locations in Lincoln, Grand Island and Kearney Lincoln Electrical - JATC www.lincolnelectricaljatc.org Waddell & Reed, Inc. www.lincoln.wrfa.com 1001 S. 70th St., Suite 201, Lincoln NE 68510 VERIZON www.verizonwireless.com/careers 800-658-4447 (800) 399-4468 Typical positions you hire for: Account Associate and Account Supervisors Typical positions you hire for: Electricians, Apprentice & Journeymen, Low Volt Tech Typical positions you hire for: Customer Number of Employees: 185 Number of Employees: 220 Typical positions you hire for: Financial Advisor Service & Sales What sets you apart from others? What sets you apart from others? What sets you apart from others? Number of Employees: +180,000 GLOBALLY 2010, 2011 and 2012 winner of best place to work in We take great pride in turning out the most efficient Waddell & Reed, founded in 1937, is one of the collections! Were growing and looking for more dedicated and and safety minded electricians in the industry. If you are most enduring broker/dealers in the United States. determined individuals to expand our staff. We believe that What sets you apart from others? seeking a career with a very bright future, then look no In a commoditized broker/dealer world, we believe our organization is one of the best work environments youll we offer a uniquely flexible and supportive structure Competitive pay & benefits all start on day one; find today. We have competitive wages, friendly atmosphere, further than the Lincoln Electrical JATC. 4 UFW that provides advisors, and their clients, the including medical dental, and vision, and one-on-one training, bonuses & commissions based on YOUR opportunity to optimize their success. production! Great weekday hours with a stable company. We Offer Great Training, Top Pay, and Great Benefits $8,000 paid yearly tuition assistance Please visit joinwaddell.com for more information. Best of times for Lincoln on best-of lists KYMC Best business investment for 2014: Fueling employee engagement Lincoln is a prince in the world of ranking lists. Publishers and writers are under constant pressure tooptimizetheir stories and especially Sometimes rankings are tied to a special interest, like sustainability, walkability or (BPT) - Do your employees feel personally connected to the organization they work for? 3. Pride in working for the company - Do employees feel a sense of worth when doing their jobs? We were the best city to find a job in 2012, said those who judge such things. their headlines to attract people to click,he said in an email. transportation. Would they recommend your workplace to others? If the answer to any of those questions is Really good supervisors know that people are driven by their emotions, says Fagiano. If The sixth best beer city. The ranking lists are the low-hanging fruit for writers that are looking for a successful Rankings often look at issues beyond typical government data, like daily commute no, youre far from alone. Employee engagement is way down, so low that a recent study found they feel engaged, theyll work harder and be more likely to help their coworkers. The power of story theyre generally easy to write and, for some reason, we as readers are compelled times, engagement opportunities (the number of people who volunteer or participate in One of the top cities for college grads. to read them,he said. government committees), new starts on main street, he said. that two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not fully engaged. positive emotions should never be underestimated. One of the safest places to live. What exactly is employee engagement? Boiled down, the term means employees who are fully The most recent list of best run cities is offered by 24/7WallSt.com, which on its website Some of the lists are so poorly done, they dont amount to much, said Mark Funkhouser, The common connection between all engaged employees is that they feel valued. A recent Dale One of the top 10 mid-sized communities in the nation. promises advertisers that it publishes more than 50 articles per day and its stories get director of Governing Institute, which looks at state and local government performance. involved and enthusiastic about their jobs. Beyond simply being satisfied, engaged employees Carnegie white paper, titled Emotional Drivers of Employee Engagement, explores emotions And the second happiest city in the country, at least in 2011. republished on high profile websites like the Huffington Post, AOLs Daily Finance and Funkhouser is working on a methodology to grade governments, based on traditional feel connected and committed to their coworkers and the organization where they work. Comcast. that are connected to feeling valued. Here are the four core emotions of feeling valued and how Over the past few years, Lincoln has built quite a list of all the lists its been on -- at least 55 public data and on community attitude surveys. Employee engagement isnt only good for the individual worker, but has numerous benefits for We, as news consumers, like these lists, particularly when our fair city shows up on the top, supervisors can use them to build more engaged employees: lists, based on compilations by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and city staff. Thats more expensive than putting government data on a spreadsheet. Hes looking for the the organization as well. We are one of the best places to launch a second career, to retire, to drive a car, to raise said Matt Waite, UNL journalism professor. money to do the sophisticated surveys. Confident: When employees feel confident, they are more productive and more likely to take on a family. We are physically fit. We have a great housing market. And we live in the ninth Ratings stories are well read because people often identify with stuff outside ourselves to Engagement is directly tied to productivity and loyalty, says David Fagiano, chief operating new challenges. Build confidence by giving sincere praise. Be specific about what you think they One way to determine whether a list is based on credible research or is simply a story friendliest state in the nation. figure out our own identity,said Peter Allman, a Lincoln counselor who has written a book intended to drive traffic to a website is to look at the methodology, Waite said. The more officer, Dale Carnegie Training. This coincides with ROI, which is the reason why every business have done well in the past and reinforce it with a positive statement or suggestion about the future. The most recent ranking is Lincolns jump to fourth place -- from fifth in 2012 -- among about the ego. credible the survey or study, the more they will post online about how the study was put should pay close attention to their employees and their well-being. Empowered: When employees have the tools and support they need, they feel empowered. Keep Best Run Cities in Americaby 24/7WallSt.com. So Nebraskans identify with the Cornhuskers, and if the football team goes well, we feel together, said the UNL professor. Only 29 percent of U.S. employees are fully engaged, according to a study from Dale Carnegie an open door policy for questions and conversation. Truly listen to what employees say. Ask them Mayor Chris Beutler and Chamber officials are pleased as punch with all this attention. better about ourselves,he said. If Lincoln ranks high, I feel better about myself. The lists do make a difference, Birdsall said. Training and MSW Research. Furthermore, 26 percent are considered disengaged. Disengaged what projects theyd like to work on. Show them you genuinely care and have high expectations. Lincoln has made so many lists that frankly we were overwhelmed, said Wendy Birdsall, And theres lots of data out there to use in creating ratings and lists. For years, Nebraska has been a fly-over state, she said. The new lists are an incredible way employees are two and a half times more likely to leave their job for any level of pay increase president of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. This is the information age, said Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business to get a third-party validation,she said. Enthusiastic: Enthusiasm is contagious. One employee who feels these emotions can spread than engaged employees. The study also found that young employees and older groups are more But it is a great problem to have,she said. Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Government data now is easily accessible Site selectors for businesses do their own analysis, but Lincolns prominence on multiple lists positive energy to the entire group. Boost enthusiasm by sharing company plans for the future online. It is easier to collect, summarize and report, which has made it easier to do rankings, engaged than middle-aged people, with engagement peaking among employees who have been at Often the rankings reflect the great success the city has enjoyed in the last few years, puts the city on their radar screen. and be open to employee suggestions. Live by example and talk about how excited you are for he said. their place of employment for three to five years. Beutler said. And some are from credible institutions. A year ago the Tax Institute listed Nebraska as the future developments. And its the citys good attributes that have boosted Lincolns rankings, he said. The ratings No. 1 state in overall tax climate for new business and research and development, she noted. Empowering people to make decisions about their work will generate enthusiasm and inspire New businesses are opening; our downtown is thriving. And all this is occurring before the reflect that we have a strong labor market here, we have a community with a lot of educated Inspired: Knowing the future is bright and there is opportunity for career growth will inspire Pinnacle Bank Arena is finished,he said. That is huge. That is credible. That says you need to look here,she said. people to try harder, producing the strongest lift to engagement, says Fagiano. The single most people and a high quality of life. employees. Be a mentor and a coach as well as a boss. Provide growth and development Seemingly every day, there is a new list out there, the majority of them surfacing on the Web. Beutler acknowledges that the city is perhaps prouder to be on lists compiled by Forbes or important person for driving employee engagement is their direct supervisor. This person truly If a convenient, livable city with fun things to do, and with good schools is a top priority opportunities. Remove obstacles and be proactive about providing any necessary resources. Keep The listing bonanza began in earnest about three years ago, driven in part by the ease of on a list, we look pretty good,he said. U.S. New and World Report, companies that have instant credibility. sets the stage for positive or negative outcomes. an open dialogue about an employees vision for their job in the future. access to data through the Internet, by the money that can be made from advertisers who But he believes the overall picture portrayed by the many ranking lists is fair: We are a Managers should be aware of the three organizational drivers of employee engagement, If great weather is a priority, we are less likely to be on top. Employee engagement is a trending topic that is sure to peak in 2014. To learn more visit pay based on the number of hits on an online story, and by human ego that makes ranking desirable place to do business and to live. The recent best- and worst-run cities list is based on several pieces of government data where according to Fagiano: stories fun reading. www.dalecarnegie.com. Lincoln excels: a low unemployment rate (were often lowest in the nation), a low crime rate 1. Relationship with immediate supervisor - Does this person appreciate and recognize the The proliferation of ratings is most definitely a result of publishers mad scramble for and city governments top-notch credit rating. pageviews and ad dollars, says Bart Johnston, interactive director with Archrival, a There could be other ways to look at well-run cities, said Gregory Minchak, a spokesman for By Nancy Hicks, Lincoln Journal Star employee? This article brought to you by Lincoln-based advertising agency. 2. Belief in senior leadership - Do employees believe the company is headed in the right direction? the National League of Cities, which provides no rankings. (reprinted from Jan.21, 2013 edition) Dr. Leonards Healthcare Corp. and Carol Wright GiftsLoad More