Honor Comes During Conference Center’s First Full Year of Operation

Basking Ridge, NJ, May 2019 … BENCHMARK® Basking Ridge, a full-service Executive Learning and Development Center, has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” by the state’s noted business paper, NJBIZ. The prestigious award program recognizes and honors the state’s top employers who show a dedication to their employees’ professional growth and quality of life. Managed by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, the Basking Ridge property is part of the Benchmark Conference Centers brand. Benchmark Basking Ridge ranked # 7 on the list of medium size companies, employing from 50-249 employees. Opened last year, the conference center achieved this award for 2019. It currently employs a staff of 150.

“We are tremendously honored to be recognized by NJBIZ and by our own employees,” says General Manager Michael Taylor. He notes that NJBIZ collects data confidentially, allowing employees to comfortably share feedback about the companies they work for – and for those companies to interpret and act on what they’ve learned. “We are delighted that our staff has embraced Benchmark’s core principles “to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures, and to ‘Be The Difference’ in guest service delivery and in caring for and supporting fellow employees."

The Best Places to Work in NJ program is a celebration of jobs and employers who provide them. The primary goal of the program is to help companies improve their workplace practices, which in turn, helps attract and retain the best employees, thus ensuring continued business success. Once in the program, the company goes through a two-part survey process designed to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness. The assessment determines the eligibility for the Best Places to Work in NJ list. Best Companies Group manages the survey process and performs the evaluation of the collected data. The list is broken down into three categories: 33 small companies (15-49 employees), 39 medium companies (50-249 employees), and 28 large companies (250+ employees). For more information on the 2019 Best Places to Work in New Jersey program, please visit www.bestplacestoworkinnj.com.

Benchmark Basking Ridge is set in the bucolic countryside surrounding Basking Ridge, New Jersey. It offers 21,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; 29 meeting rooms, including 84-seat amphitheater with built-in video conferencing; a 24-hour business center and 173 guest rooms and suites. The center is located off I-287, 40 minutes from Newark Liberty Airport and 55 minutes from Manhattan.