Arizona firm ranked as Great Place to Work

For the second year in a row, Tucson-based Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C. has been named #4 on the 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America. The list was announced on June 23rd before a general session at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 60th Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.

This annual list, now in its fifth year, ranks the top 25 small companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The organizations, ranging in size from 50 to 250 employees, were announced by SHRM and selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW). The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations' workplace cultures.

A list of the winning organizations appears in the July 2008 issue of HR Magazine and the article is available online at SHRM's Web site.

Heinfeld, Meech & Co. is a certified public accounting firm with offices in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Arizona and provides accounting, auditing, and financial consulting services to clients throughout Arizona. Founded in 1986, the owners believe that the firm's success is a direct result of its employees. Therefore, the firm cultivates an atmosphere of teamwork and fosters a work environment that is exciting and fun.

"Small and medium-sized companies make up the majority of the American economy and workforce," said SHRM President and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR. "These winning organizations demonstrate that making effective use of their workforce is key to their success, and their accomplishments deserve recognition."

Great Place to Work Institute co-founder, Robert Levering, said, "These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, take pride in their work and have fun. Other companies have much to learn about how to be productive and do right by their people."

SHRM is an international association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 225,000 members in over 130 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founding 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the U.S. and subsidiary offices in China and India.

Great Place to Work Institute Inc. is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. Great Place to Work Institute uses its employee survey and assessment process to select the companies appearing on the annual "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America" list and FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Firms may nominate themselves for participation in the Great Place to Work survey. Selected firms pay the Great Place to Work Institute an administrative fee of $1,100 for companies with 50-250 employees or $1,400 for companies with 251-999 employees.

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