The following special award recipients were chosen based on standout scores for employee responses to specific survey statements. Employees rate these statements on a seven-point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree.

I have confidence in the leader of this company.

Large: Lee Burkam, Summit Orthopedic Home Care

Midsize: Chad Silverstein

Small: Choice Recovery

I believe this company is going in the right direction.

The Richwood Banking Company

New ideas are encouraged at this company.

LOTH, Inc.

At this company, we do things efficiently and well.

Kenneth's Salons and Day Spas

Senior managers understand what is really happening at this company.

Keller Williams Realty of Central Ohio

My manager helps me learn and grow, makes it easier to do my job well and cares about my concerns.

Northwoods Consulting Partners

My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.

Homewatch CareGivers

This company operates by strong values and ethics.

Surace Smith

I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company

Friendship Village Columbus

I feel genuinely appreciated at this company.

Ricart Automotive Group

I have the flexibilityI need to balance my work and personal life.

King Memory, LLC

I get the formal training I want for my career.

Columbus Academy

My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry.