Montana State Employers’ Council (MSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of
three Montana businesses for the MSEC 2020 Employer of Choice Award.
ZurMuehlen, Submittable, and Bridgercare were selected for their dedication to
providing healthy and positive workplaces and commitment to employees.
three companies epitomize some of the best businesses in Montana,”
Missoula Job Service Workforce Consultant Deborah Derrick Gass.
innovative workplaces and providing opportunities for their employees and
communities to thrive, these companies are attracting the talented workforce
they need to grow their businesses and make Montana a great place to live.”
from across the state were nominated for the awards in April. Award winners
were selected for each of three categories based on size: businesses with 50 or
fewer employees, 51 to 150 employees, and businesses with more than 151
employees. All three awardees won their local Employer of Choice designation in
Department of Labor & Industry’s Montana State Employers’ Council is the
statewide Council for 11 local Job Service Employers’ Committees across
Montana. The Council collaborates with business and community leaders across
the state to advise on solutions to employment, training and related issues.
This year’s Employers of Choice awardees will receive plaques and gifts from
the statewide winners:
, with 230 employees in seven
offices across Montana, works to provide a positive workplace culture and
impact on surrounding communities.
and opportunities at the
accounting and business advisory
implemented parental leave, reimbursement for CPA licensing and exam costs, a
bonus for passing the exam within a certain time frame, and paid half-day
Fridays off work to enjoy the summer months.
Other benefits include health insurance and health
savings account contributions, generous leave time, profit sharing, a 401(k)
with employer match, free wellness and biometric screenings, an employee
assistance program, and discounts on software, wireless services and gym
memberships. A flexible work program allows remote work, part-time
opportunities, and compressed workweeks.
big part of our effort to recruit and retain employees is staff development. We
bring staff in and develop the next generation of leaders,”
said Anderson ZurMuehlen HR director
passion is to improve the lives of those we work with: our clients, our
co-workers, and our communities.”
Submittable has grown over the last 10 years into a
for digital applications.
been incredibly exciting to watch Submittable evolve within Montana and within
the submission management space,”
Submittable “Head of People” Asta So said.
approximately 100 employees, the company aims to grow its reputation as a
desirable place to work. Employees are offered a variety of benefits, including
comprehensive insurance, savings accounts, generous leave that includes paid
parental leave, and flexible schedules. Submittable also has employee-paid
on-site daycare (temporarily closed due to COVID-19), fully-stocked kitchens
with complimentary snacks, reimbursement for book purchases, and annual
Due to COVID-19, the
company recently laid off 30 employees. The company provided impacted staff
with a severance and health insurance package with the goal to eventually
bring back all the laid-off workers.
- Of the
three honored employers,
Bridgercare in Bozeman is the smallest but
has a big job as south-central Montana’s only
. With 23 employees, it served
more than 5,100 patients last year.
clinic emphasizes professional development for staff members by providing
comprehensive training, tools, and support for new employees to help them
succeed. They also prioritize mentorship for up and coming nurses,
medical assistants, nurse practitioners, and public health specialists to work
alongside staff and providers in the clinic.
is a privilege to provide sexual and reproductive healthcare and education to
said Ann Rupert, Bridgercare development assistant. “Working here offers a
unique opportunity to grow as an individual and as a professional.”
community benefits from low-cost, high-quality sexual and reproductive health
care – approximately 80 percent of its patients last year received a discount
on the sliding fee scale. In response to COVID-19, Bridgercare has made a
variety of changes to ensure patient and staff safety. For more information,