Kennedy, Archer and Harray Awarded “Best Places to Work” In Monterey County

The Monterey County Business Council awarded Kennedy, Archer & Harray one of the “Best Places to Work” based on a special study sponsored by the Monterey Business Council and the Workforce Investment Board. The purpose of the program was to recognize Monterey County businesses that excel in workplace practices and to benchmark employer performance.

Businesses were graded on a total of 37 different measurements to determine the winners including: turnover rates, growth percentages, employee development spending, promotion percentages, insurance packages and retirement plans. Companies participating in the contest were required to answer a 40-question survey about their organization.

“We are proud of our win, especially based on the existing criteria,” stated Paula Archer, Administrative Manager of Kennedy, Archer & Harray, “and I believe contributing factors included the amount we spent on education last year ($10,000+), long-term disability insurance for each employee, and our flexible benefits plan.”  She goes on to state, “our paid-time-off plan likely compared favorably with most companies with respect to the 1st year (25 days) and after 3 years (30 days) and 5 years (35 days) as well as ‘extras’ such as our monthly get-togethers and the Christmas party.”

With community and business leaders in attendance, the winners were announced at an Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. Winners received a trophy, a Certificate of Special Recognition from U.S. Congressman Sam Farr, and Certificates of Recognition from Senator Sam Blakeslee and Assemblymembers Luis A. Alejo and William W. Monning.

For more information on Kennedy, Archer & Harray visit www. or call them at (831) 373-7500.

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