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|TOP 10 MIDSIZE EMPLOYERS|
|2||Cole's Salon and Spa|
|3||Right at Home|
|6||Transport Corporation of America Inc.|
|7||Miller Auto & Marine|
|9||Pediatric Home Service|
|TOP 10 SMALL EMPLOYERS|
|3||Serenity Couture Salon & Spa|
|4||Brighton Home Health and Hospice|
|6||Valley Rehabilitation Services|
|9||Success Computer Consulting|
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Midsize business leaders say fostering camaraderie and common purpose is essential to their companies' success.
Employees at top large workplaces say they appreciate extras beyond good pay and benefits.
Large companies: Affinity Plus president and CEO Dave Larson strove to improve employee retention.
Midsize companies: CEO Chris Heim believes in sharing information and ownership with HelpSystems employees.
Small companies: Ovative Group CEO Dale Nitschke learned his energy-boosting tactics from retail.
These companies received top marks from their employees in these categories. The companies explain how they did it: education, curiosity, teamwork.
Surveys show that company culture and employee retention go hand in hand