insideARM.com today announced the winners of the fifth annual Best Places to Work in Collections. This award program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry, and was created and facilitated by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group.

“We are thrilled to shine the light on companies doing things right,” said Stephanie Eidelman, President & Publisher of insideARM.com. “Maintaining a great workplace is a challenge in any industry; in collections it can be particularly difficult. For employees, having a job is critical — but having a job where one feels valued and engaged is far more powerful, productive, and lasting. This, of course, pays dividends to the company as well.”

Companies from across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Collections 2012. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

“We sincerely thank all of the ARM firms that participated in the program,” said Eidelman. “They underwent a rigorous evaluation process, ensuring that the winning companies are truly succeeding in their efforts to provide a challenging, satisfying, and motivating work environment for their employees.”

The 2012 Best Places to Work in Collections list is made up of 31 companies divided into three size categories: Small (15-74 employees), Medium (75-249 employees) and Large (250+ employees). A ranked list, complete with profiles of all of the winners, will be released in early December on insideARM.com. But for now, we are releasing an alphabetical list of all of the companies that made the cut.

2012 Best Places to Work in Collections (alphabetical order, no ranking):

  • Access Receivables – Towson, Md.

  • Account Recovery Specialists, Inc. – Wichita, Kan.

  • Alliance Collection Service, Inc. – Tupelo, Miss.

  • Allied Business Services, Inc. – Zeeland, Mich.

  • American Profit Recovery, Inc. – Marlborough, Mass.

  • Americollect Inc. – Manitowoc, Wis.

  • Capio Partners, LLC – Sherman, Texas

  • Centralized Business Solutions Company – North Canton, Ohio

  • Collection Technology, Inc. – Monterey Park, Calif.

  • Conrad Credit Corporation – Escondido, Calif.

  • ConServe – Fairport, N.Y.

  • Credit Management Services, Inc. – Lincoln, Neb.

  • DECA Financial Services, LLC – Fishers, Ind.

  • F.H.Cann and Associates Inc. (FHC) – North Andover, Mass.

  • GB Collects – West Berlin, N.J.

  • General Service Bureau/Early Out Services – Omaha, Neb.

  • Healthcare Receivables Group – Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Hunter Warfield – Tampa, Fla.

  • Investment Retrievers, Inc. – El Dorado Hills, Calif.

  • J&L Teamworks – Lodi, Calif.

  • KeyBridge Medical Revenue Management – Lima, Ohio

  • NPAS (a Subsidiary of Parallon) – Louisville, Ky.

  • Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd. – Wilmington, Del.

  • Professional Account Services, Inc. – Brentwood, Tenn.

  • Professional Finance Company, Inc. – Greeley, Colo.

  • Receivable Recovery Partners LLC – Indianapolis

  • RMB Inc. – Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Sage Capital Recovery – Cherry Hill, N.J.

  • The Law Office of Kevin Z. Shine, PLLC – East Amherst, N.Y.

  • Tucker, Albin and Associates, Incorporated – Richardson, Texas

  • Williams & Fudge, Inc. – Rock Hill, S.C.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Collections program, and to see past winners, visit http://www.insidearm.com/features/best-places-to-work/


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