Each year, at the Family Friendly Business Award ceremony, the Employer of the Year Award is given to two deserving companies in the following categories: small-medium business (1-49 employees), and large business (50+ employees). The winners are selected by a panel of judges on who they believe shows the strongest commitment to family friendly business practices. Collier Child Care Resources Inc. is proud to announce this year’s Large Business Employer of the Year Winner: Arthrex
Arthrex is a global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. With a corporate mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and develops more than 1,000 innovative products and procedures each year. Arthrex’s corporate headquarters is located in Southwest Florida. Additional locations include a global division in Munich, Germany and in Singapore as well as several subsidiaries and distribution centers throughout the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. Arthrex provides a five-star work/life balance. This includes employee assistance programs, on-site family seminars, resource services and volunteer opportunities. Flexible work time opportunities and time off and parental leave is provided as well.
Arthrex provides innovative services to employees. Free lunches are catered daily to employees by Arthrex’s award-winning executive chef. Fresh and healthy meals are prepared daily in Arthrex’s on-site, state-of-the-art kitchen. Family events are popular throughout the year and include beach parties, fall festivals, summer bowling nights, and “Arthrex only” events at local area attractions such as Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples Zoo, Sun-N-Fun Water Park, and HeadPinz Entertainment Center. Employees are also offered NFL football games, box seats to hockey games, annual holiday parties and the annual Summer Family Fun Event. Employees who achieve five years of service with Arthrex are eligible for a company-paid trip, known as the “Trip of a Lifetime” program, to the destination of their choice with an extra 40 hours of PTO to take the trip.
Arthrex also offers additional services to employees. The Arthrex Medical Center, an on-site medical clinic, is an optional and free-of-charge (no co-pays) service to employees and their immediate family members. Arthrex provides employees with optional educational opportunities, such as a “Balancing Work & Life” workshop, that’s based on the philosophy that those who are happy at home perform better on the job. Other conveniences, such as concierge dry cleaning and car washing services and postal/Fed Ex services, are offered to employees directly at their workplace.
Arthrex is proud of its family business culture and wants employees to enjoy the time they have with their families. Employees may purchase discounted movie tickets from any reception desk throughout the campuses, and take advantage of family plan discounts for major cell phone carriers. Several benefits are offered to encourage fun activities and create special memories, including access to a wide array of sporting, cultural, and family-friendly events throughout the year, as well as discounted tickets and special offers to various theme parks and other travel destinations, local restaurants, party character entertainment, and much more.
For additional information about Arthrex, visit their website at https://www.arthrex.com/