FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — ZweigWhite now is accepting entries for the 2011 Best Firms To Work For rankings, the industry’s search for the most exceptional practices in HR management and off-the-charts employee satisfaction in civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, multidiscipline A/E services, and environmental services firms. Unlike other ranking programs, Best Firms To Work For applicant firms are evaluated against other firms that apply, so you can be assured that in this tough economy your fellow applicants are facing many of the same challenges as your firm.

To compete, U.S. or Canadian firms must demonstrate that they are an outstanding employer through their compensation, benefits, training and development, and work environment by satisfying requirements in the Corporate Survey. Once completed, to continue eligibility, a minimum percentage of employees are required to complete the Employee Survey, a confidential opportunity for employees to reflect on their perception of their work environment. After completing the process, employers will receive a summary report of their employee’s responses to the Employee Survey. Whether firms make the list or not, they will receive this free report.

Firms will be recognized for their HR excellence in the following divisions: Best Civil Engineering Firms To Work For, Best Structural Engineering Firms To Work For, Best Architecture Firms To Work For, Best Multidiscipline A/E Services Firms To Work For, and Best Environmental Services Firms To Work For. This year’s winners will be announced and highlighted at the Best Firms To Work For Summit and featured in the October issues of CE News and Structural Engineering & Design magazines. The 2011 Best Firms To Work For Summit will be held Sept. 28-30 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Last year, Best Firms To Work For top spots were awarded to Delta Airport Consultants Inc., for civil engineering; Forell/Elsesser Inc., for structural engineering; TowerPinkster, for architecture; Hankins and Anderson Inc., for multidiscipline A/E services; and All4 Inc., for environmental services.

To get started on your online application, visit www.bestfirmstoworkfor.com and click on the link to the appropriate category (civil engineering; structural engineering; architecture; multidiscipline A/E services; environmental services). The online application — also called the Corporate Survey — is due by April 22, 2011.

For more information about the 2011 Best Firms To Work For rankings or the entry process, contact Sarah Nasznic at info@zweiggroup.comor 508-318-5508.