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Ten workers who really love their jobs

From auto technician to recruiter, these people are passionate about what they do.

Annkissam ranks No. 1 on list of top small employers

At this Boston software company, the focus is on clients, and keeping workloads from overtaking the staff.

Compass lands No. 1 spot on list of top large companies in Mass.

This fast-growing real estate company has cultivated a workforce that thrives on change, embraces collaboration, and chases opportunities for growth.

Acorio rises to top of list of medium-size companies

After doubling its workforce, this Boston software consulting business jumps lists and takes the No. 1 spot in its new home.

Top small employers in Mass. for 2018

These 27 companies were named to the Globe’s list of top workplaces with 50 to 99 employees.

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Kronos tops the list of Massachusetts’ largest companies

The Lowell-based software maker strives to give its workers flexibility, responsibility, and respect.

10/20/2018 Wellesley Ma- Yeimy Garcia (cq) is a working mother. She is photographed at her home in Wellesley with her family. Her husband Ronald Li (cq) and her son Oliver Li (cq) both at left. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

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How employers are responding to working moms’ needs

Supportive companies can take some of the struggle out of balancing job and family.

10/24/2018 Norwell Ma- Dustin Demeritt (cq) is photographed for Top Places to Work Magazine Section. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

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Companies get creative with days off from work. (Super Bowl Monday, anyone?)

These employers are expanding ways to get employees refreshed.

Teamwork of businesspeople work together to a system of gears

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How a little competition (and group bonuses) can motivate employees

Put co-workers on teams, set up a contest with meaningful rewards, and watch the productivity soar.

Ipswich, MA - 10/25/2018 - New England Biolabs. for Top Places To Work on Natural Light (Michelle Jay) Topic: 111818TPTWLight

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Good lighting at work matters: Workers feel better and work harder

Companies are responding by replacing walls with windows and other brightening techniques.

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With digital distractions coming at us from every direction, staying focused can be — wait, was that my phone?

The average worker is interrupted by a text message or e-mail every six minutes. Here are some ways to tune out the noise.

10/22/2018 Needham Ma- Bob Glazer is Photographed at home for Top Places To Work Section. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

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How a CEO’s inspirational e-mails got a worldwide following

He started with a simple Friday morning e-mail to some employees. Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners, now has 45,000 subscribers.

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Making telecommuters feel included

With employees increasingly scattered far and wide, companies are connecting them via virtual coffees, extra travel funds, and more.

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10 creative perks companies are using to tell workers they’re valued

Day camp for offspring, winter escapes, and in-office dental visits, are just some of the ways employers let workers know they matter.

Cambridge, MA - 10/30/2018 - Jenny Ramseyer, a software engineer at Facebook, poses for a portrait. For Top Places to Work about coffee at work. (Michelle Jay) Topic: 111818TPTWCoffee

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Free coffee is the hottest (or iced) workplace perk

HubSpot has an in-house barista. Facebook has a half-dozen options in its cafeteria. Even startups aren’t skimping on equipment.

10/24/2018 Harvard Ma- Maureen Hooper (cq) left and her boss John Lawlor (cq) right are photographed for Top Places to Work Magazine Section. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

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The best way to motivate employees? Look out for their well being

Meditation breaks, mindfulness moments, and performance reviews based on the “wheel of life.”

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How corporate volunteers are using their professional skills to help those in need

They’re trying to do good by doing what they know best, from baking to cleaning to child care.

WOBURN, MA - 10/25/2018: JB Simon wears a bowtie. After Reveneer relaxed their dress code, a handful of employees started

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As casual dress takes over Boston offices, could ‘Formal Thursday’ become a thing?

Work attire is getting more casual. (Sweatpants, really?) But that doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up once in a while.

10/30/2018 Harwich Ma- Mark Novota (cq) is a managing partner at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. He is Photographed for Top PLaces To Work Magazine Section..Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

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As leadership styles lean kinder, how do bosses make unpopular decisions?

For CEOs, being liked and making good decisions can be a tricky balance.