Stark & Stark was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey. This is the inaugural year for the program, which is presented by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s only weekly business publication, and The Best Companies Group. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey is sponsored by J.H. Cohn and North Fork Bank, in partnership with the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers. This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New Jersey, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 50 companies split into two groups: 25 medium-sized companies (25 – 199 employees) and 25 large-sized companies (more than 200 employees). Stark & Stark has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the large-sized company category. To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements: – Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business; – Be a publicly or privately-held business; – Have a facility in New Jersey; – Have at least 25 employees in New Jersey. Participating companies were entered into the two-part process of determining the 50 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part involved an employee survey addressing behavioral tendencies rather than company systems. The results were analyzed and categorized according to three specific viewpoints, their impact on six specific relationships, and the level of the organization which they most directly impact. The Best Company Group then sorted and interpreted the data and determined the top companies. Stark & Stark will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in New Jersey evening awards ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place in Iselin, during which the rankings will be revealed. For more information on the Best Places to Work in New Jersey program, click here.