A lot has changed in the workplace since the Most Admired Companies program debuted in 2010. The gig economy didn’t even exist yet. Millennials have become a force in the office. And the battle for talent has become a war.
When AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ launched the Most Admired Companies program in 2010, the primary goal was to find and recognize those organizations that excel in four key areas:
• Leadership excellence
• Social responsibility
• Customer opinion
• Workplace culture
Soon, a fifth area — innovation — was added because companies that didn’t innovate seemed to soon evaporate. And like Arizona’s evolving economy, the Most Admired Companies program continues to evolve. With workplace wellness and the well-being of employees becoming a critical component for attractive and retaining top talent, the Most Admired Companies judging panel also weighed healthy workplaces into the equation when selecting the Most Admired Companies of 2017.
Based on those six pillars of excellence, a selection committee comprised of Az Business magazine’s editorial and management team, BestCompaniesAZ’s leadership team and professionals from a wide range of industries rated and selected the most accomplished and prestigious companies in Arizona.
The Most Admired Companies will be honored at a dinner and reception on September 14, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. For tickets or sponsorship information, click here or call (602) 277-6045.
With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies for 2017 shows that the companies listed below truly represent the best in Arizona business.
Here are the Most Admired Companies of 2017:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Fennemore Craig, P.C.
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Homeowners Financial Group USA
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
JE Dunn Construction Company
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Lovitt & Touché
Microchip Technology Inc
Musical Instrument Museum
Quarles & Brady
Sonora Quest Laboratories
The CORE Institute
The James Agency
Town of Gilbert
Ventana Medical Systems
If you want to apply for the 2018 Most Admired Companies awards, click here when the nomination period opens.