CARMEL, Ind. (Jan. 23, 2012) – Blue & Co., LLC has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2012. The awards program was created in 2005 and is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Kentucky, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2012 list is made up of 65 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
• Have at least 25 employees working in Kentucky;
• Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
• Be a publicly or privately held business;
• Have a facility in the state of Kentucky; and
• Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. 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 ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Kentucky and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Blue & Co., LLC will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 8th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The final rankings will be announced at the event. A magazine recognizing the winners and their final rankings will be released for statewide distribution at that time.
Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Blue’s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, valuation and litigation support, and business services and consulting. Its industry specializations include healthcare, construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution, and agribusiness.
Established in 1970 and headquartered in Carmel IN, Blue & Co. has been ranked in the Top 100 U.S. public accounting and consulting firms for more than 10 years according to both INSIDE Public Accounting and Accounting Today magazines. Blue is a member of the AICPA Division for CPA Firms, Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Governmental Audit Quality Center, and Center for Audit Quality as well as the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Blue & Co., LLC is an independent firm associated with the North American region of Moore Stephens International Limited. This global association consists of more than 360 independent accounting and consulting firms with nearly 650 offices in almost 100 countries. This affiliation ensures that the breadth and depth of services available to our clients are equivalent to those offered by Big 4 firms. The firm was named as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Indiana, a designation earned for the third consecutive year, one of the 2011 Best Employers in Ohio (in the initial year of participation in the survey), and was ranked 8th among large firms in Accounting Today’s 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work For. For more information, please visit www.blueandco.com.