BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Baystate Financial has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the ninth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2016 issue will be published online at BostonGlobe.com/topplaces on the night of November 17 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 20. Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company's direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. Baystate Financial was ranked # 9, up 2 positions from 2015,in the Medium Company category. "In today's tight job market, competition for the best workers is intense," said Larry Edelman, the Globe's business editor. "Our winning companies know that creating a motivating and supportive environment is key to finding and keeping talent.""At Baystate Financial our team is the very fabric of our firm. This is a place where bright, motivated individuals can make an impact, contributing in meaningful ways to what we are — and who we are — as a firm. We believe that Baystate Financial's greatest strength is its network of talented people, the passion they have for their work, and the collaborative culture they embrace. All across New England, our associates make us a best place to work. Our focus always is to foster an environment that encourages their best thinking and supports their personal and professional development so that we bring the best to each other and to our client's day in and day out," said Dave C. Porter, Managing Partner of Baystate Financial.