Five keys to building a better workplace

By: Tony Semerad

November 14, 2014

Communication may be an overused word in the world of workplace management, but not all companies do it well.

David Maxfield is a Utah business consultant on the most effective ways to talk and engage with employees, especially when it comes to underperforming workers.

Maxfield is also co-author, with Joseph Grenny, of the best-selling "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High."

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Salt Lake Tribune Top Workplaces 2014

Meet the 50 companies in Utah that received the highest ratings from their employees in 2014.


Featured Company

Nicholas & Co Inc

Distribution,
(founded in 1939)

Featured Company

Ancestry.com

Online Services
(founded in 1983)

Featured Company



Large Businesses

#1 Large Business

Nicholas & Co Inc

Distribution,
(founded in 1939)

#2 Large Business

USANA Health Sciences, Inc.

Nutritional Products
(founded in 1992)

#3 Large Business

American Express

Multinational financial serivces
(founded in 1850)

#4 Large Business

Prestige Financial

Credit & Finance
(founded in 1994)

#5 Large Business

O.C. Tanner Company, Inc.

Employee Appreciation Services and Rewards
(founded in 1927)

#6 Large Business

Property Solutions International, Inc.

Platform as a Service
(founded in 2003)

#7 Large Business

Bard Access Systems, Inc.

Medical Device
(founded in 1907)

#8 Large Business

SelectHealth

Non-profit
(founded in 1984)

#9 Large Business

Ancestry.com

Online Services
(founded in 1983)

#10 Large Business

Salt Lake County Library System

Public LIbrary
(founded in 1939)

#11 Large Business

#12 Large Business

Discover Financial Services

Financial
(founded in 1985)

#13 Large Business

Ogden Clinic

Healthcare
(founded in 1950)

#14 Large Business

Clyde Companies

Building Materials, Concrete/Asphalt, Heavy Const.
(founded in 1927)

#15 Large Business

Xactware Solutions Inc

Property Claims Estimating Technology
(founded in 1986)


Midsize Businesses

#1 Midsize Business

Health Catalyst

Vendor Serving Healthcare Industry
(founded in 2008)

#2 Midsize Business

Encompass Home Health-Hospice

Health Care
(founded in 1998)

#3 Midsize Business

Mark Miller Subaru

Auto Dealership
(founded in 1953)

#4 Midsize Business

Axiom Financial, LLC

Mortgage Lending
(founded in 1996)

#5 Midsize Business

Futura Industries

Aluminum Extrusion
(founded in 1946)

#6 Midsize Business

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

Special Service District
(founded in 1951)

#7 Midsize Business

SirsiDynix Corporation

Enterprise Software
(founded in 1979)

#8 Midsize Business

Rowland Hall

Education - Primary / Secondary School
(founded in 1867)

#9 Midsize Business

Deseret Digital Media

Digital Media
(founded in 2009)

#10 Midsize Business

Extra Space Storage, Inc.

Property Management
(founded in 1977)

#11 Midsize Business

J D Machine

CONTRACT MACHINE SHOP
(founded in 1979)

#12 Midsize Business

Skullcandy Inc

Electronics & Appliances
(founded in 2003)

#13 Midsize Business

Basic Research

Wholesale and Direct Distribution
(founded in 1992)

#14 Midsize Business

iTOK.NET

Web-based Services
(founded in 2004)

#15 Midsize Business

Salt Lake City Public Library

Public Library
(founded in 1898)


Small Businesses

#1 Small Business

BambooHR LLC

Information Technology
(founded in 2008)

#2 Small Business

MasteryConnect

Education Software
(founded in 2009)

#3 Small Business

Healthinsight

Healthcare/Quality Improvement Organization
(founded in 1973)

#4 Small Business

Pinnacle Quality Insight

Business Services
(founded in 1995)

#5 Small Business

Diversified Insurance Group

Insurance Consultants & Brokers
(founded in 2001)

#6 Small Business

VitalSmarts

Corporate training and leadership development
(founded in 2001)

#7 Small Business

Celtic Bank

Financial Services & Insurance
(founded in 2001)

#8 Small Business

Get Away Today Vacations

Disney Vacation Specialists
(founded in 1990)

#9 Small Business

ZYTO

Healthcare
(founded in 2004)

#10 Small Business

Allegiance

Custom Software Development & Consulting
(founded in 2005)

#11 Small Business

Beehive Broadband

Telecommunications & Cable
(founded in 2003)

#12 Small Business

VOX Marketing Group

Promotional Products
(founded in 1997)

#13 Small Business

Tanner LLC

Public Accounting
(founded in 1940)

#14 Small Business

Cementation USA Inc.

Mining
(founded in 2005)

#15 Small Business

Molina Healthcare of Utah, Inc.

HMO for the underserved
(founded in 1997)

#16 Small Business

Utah Housing Corp

Quasi State - Mortgage Finance
(founded in 1979)

#17 Small Business

Central Collision Center

Automotive Collision Repair and Paint
(founded in 2001)

#18 Small Business

Grant Thornton LLP

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants
(founded in 1924)

#19 Small Business

Verisys Corp

Data Analysis & Research
(founded in 1992)

#20 Small Business

PW Companies

Clothing, Bedding, Bath, & Accessories
(founded in 1994)