Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, P.C. Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama Fourth Year in a Row

Hartmann, Blackmon, Kilgore, P.C. (hb&k) was named as one of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. This seventh annual program was created by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group. 2016 marks the fourth year in a row hb&k has been named to the list. In fact, hb&k has been recognized as a Best Company every year the company has participated in the Business Alabama Best Companies program.

“hb&k focuses on people. We appreciate the differences individuals have and seek ways to utilize individual talents to the benefit of the employee and the firm,” said Dennis Sherrin, Managing Shareholder of hb&k. “It is the people on our team that makes hb&k a great place to work. They are what make us one of the best.”

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Alabama, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 16 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
– Be a publicly or privately held business;
– Have a facility in Alabama;
– Have at least 15 employees in Alabama;
– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Alabama, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.

The rankings are published in the August 2016 issue of Business Alabama. For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama program, visit