CFM was listed last week for the sixth straight year as one of the 100 Best Employers to work for in Oregon. It is the seventh time CFM has made the list produced by Oregon Business magazine.
CFM, which is celebrating its 20th year in business this year, ranked 19th among the 33 small businesses with fewer than 50 employees, up from 30th last year.
The keynote address was delivered by Gary Conkling, CFM president and co-founder.
"We view being a good employer as a responsibility and as a competitive advantage," said Conkling. "How we treat employees says something about who we are as a company and that reputation is what attracts clients and talented people who want to work with us."
The Best Employer rankings are based on confidential employee surveys and a benefits report that is completed by each company. More than 20,000 Oregonians were surveyed this year. The aim of the 100 Best Employers project is to recognize and celebrate Oregon companies for their commitment to creating great places for their employees.
"This is an honor that is earned," says CFM partner Pat McCormick, who also spoke at the Best Employer banquet. "The companies that on the list are ones that value the relationship with their employees and taking time to listen and heed what they have to say. In that sense, the Best Employer recognition is all about a workplace created by both employers and employees working together."