For the third consecutive year, medical device manufacturer Rhythmlink has been awarded a spot on the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” list, placing #16 in the Small/Medium Employer category. The list, compiled by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group, and SCBIZ, recognizes the state’s 50 most innovative and top-notch employers.

“It’s an honor to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina for the third year in a row. Rhythmlink is committed to a culture of trust and transparency, and we encourage participation by everyone here,” says COO Michael O’Leary, in a release. “This award is really a tribute to the dedication of our employees. They are the greatest asset Rhythmlink has and will continue to drive our success.”

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. 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 and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The ranked companies were recognized at a reception and dinner, presented by Colonial Life, on August 7, 2014 and the rankings will be published in the August 2014 issue of SCBIZ magazine.