When Crain’s last held its Cool Places to Work awards program in 2009, the big issue was how to navigate the economic realities of the recession without punishing workers in the process.
Now, things are less grim. Many employees who nominated their employers mentioned how these organizations worked hard to avoid major cuts in pay
and benefits during the worst years. Better still, quite a few said one of the coolest things about the company they work for is that it is growing and hiring.