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Good Shepherd Food Bank Named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine

Best Places to Work 2014

We are excited to announce that Good Shepherd Food Bank was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine!

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 70 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). Good Shepherd Food Bank came in at #21 in the medium category.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, 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 Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

“We are very excited to have earned this distinction,” said Kristen Miale, president of the Food Bank. “We have made many changes to improve our work environment and staff experience, and this award confirms that we’re on the right path. Our people are our most important asset, and it’s critical to foster their growth and engagement if we are to achieve our mission.”

Good Shepherd Food Bank and the other winning companies were recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on October 8 and are profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is aproject of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group.