BestCompaniesAZ announces registration deadline extended to January 7, 2013 for the inaugural "Careerbuilder 2013 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona program"

PHOENIX, AZ (December 12, 2012) – The inaugural 2013 Careerbuilder Top Companies to Work for in Arizona registration deadline has been extended to January 7, 2013.
A collaborative effort involving Careerbuilder, Republic Media (, The Arizona Republic, 12 News and LaVoz), BestCompaniesAZ (Arizona consulting partner) and Best Companies Group (consulting and survey/research partner), this program recognizes organizations that are creating quality jobs and work environments in Arizona.

This program is designed to offer participants broad reach and branding opportunities while helping advance Arizona into the future as a leader in creating quality successful companies. Participating Arizona companies with 25 or more employees in the state of Arizona are invited to participate at no charge.

Companies are evaluated and selected based on a combination of overall satisfaction scores from an Employee Engagement Survey and evaluation from an Employer Questionnaire covering topics related to HR programs, benefits and culture. Top companies will be listed in alphabetical order by size (based on headcount) and by categories such as Top Companies by Industry, Top Companies for Diversity, Top Companies for Women, and Top Companies for Workplace Flexibility.

The list of winners will appear in a special feature section to appear June, 2013 in The Arizona Republic and online at,, and

Interested companies can register online at The deadline for registration is January 7, 2013 but register early to gain access to all the survey tools to prepare for a 2013 launch campaign. The web site also provides complete program details, FAQs and a sample of the assessment tools.

Leadership sponsor includes Dignity Health. HR Strategic Partner includes WorldatWork. Contact topcompanies(at) for sponsorship information.

About BestCompaniesAZ
BestCompaniesAZ is an Arizona based PR, marketing and award consultationfirm that specializes in identifying, developing and promoting best companies. BestCompaniesAZ services include employee opinion surveys, benchmarking, employment branding, recruitment strategies, and award consultation and promotional services. To learn more about BestCompaniesAZ statewide programs and events, visit or call 480-545-5151.

About Republic Media
Republic Media is a consultative media company that provides you with the means to deliver your message to the right audience in the most effective way. From online to print to direct mail, Republic Media encompasses an array of products including The Arizona Republic,, 12 News, and La Voz. Since 1890, The Arizona Republic continues to be Arizona’s most trusted and most read newspaper.

About CareerBuilder(R)
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset – their people. Its online career site,, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 49 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and talent intelligence to recruitment support. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder’s proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit

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