2021 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Rankings Announced

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Kentucky Lottery Corporation, and Peel & Holland, Inc. were ranked the 2021 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM).

During the 17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company, more than 600 attendees joined in celebrating the 100 Kentucky companies recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Click here to view the ranked list of winners in 2021,

An unranked list of companies who made the 2021 list was announced in March. The ranked list was announced on stage at the awards ceremony. Winning companies participated in a comprehensive survey process and were then ranked according to those results. Winners are grouped into three categories: small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories are based on the number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees are surveyed).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., the top winner in the large category, is more than a leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations for over a century. It is a firm where employee voices are heard and where they matter. Their motto – Empower People to Change the World – isn’t new, and it has meaning. Employees receive the tools to help them be successful, management that supports their careers and advancement opportunities. Booz Allen respects its people, and clients respect our value and services. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. has made the list for 12 years and last year was ranked fifth in the large category.

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation, the top winner in the medium category, has fueled imagination and funded education in the Commonwealth for 32 years. Since 1999, when Lottery proceeds were directed to pay for college scholarships and grant programs, more than $3.8 Billion has been provided to help Kentucky students work towards a degree. Every dime of the popular KEES scholarship ever awarded came straight from the sale of Kentucky Lottery tickets, and 1 in 5 Kentuckians have now received a college scholarship or grant paid for by Lottery proceeds. Kentucky Lottery Corporation has made the list for two years and was ranked 18th in 2005 in the medium category.

Peel & Holland, Inc., the top winner in the small category, provides insurance services to businesses, families, employers and public entities in 36 states. With five locations across Western and South-Central Kentucky, they pride themselves in being more than a typical insurance agency quoting policies. Instead, they strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their employees, the success of their clients and the future of the communities where they live and work. They are recognized as a Top 100 in the nation “Best Practices Agency” by the Independent Insurance Agents of America. Peel & Holland, Inc. has made the list for four years and ranked eighth in the small category last year.

Now in its 17th year, the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program has recognized a combined 324 unique Kentucky companies, with 227 of those making the list more than once. Special recognition to the two companies that have made the list all 17 years – Dean Dorton and KORT.

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative. Both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.

“HR professionals are the CEO’s strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky’s employers. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success,” said KYSHRM Chair Patrick Smith, SHRM-CP, PHR.

According to Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts, “In order to help Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able to educate and employ current Kentuckians, while also creating workplaces that attract talent from outside of the state. The Best Places program does just that.”

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit http://www.bestplacestoworkky.com.

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