What makes employees eager to come to work on Monday mornings? The 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces nurture a congenial environment, provide opportunities to learn and advance professionally, and recognize that employees have lives outside the office. Here are some statistics about the winners and finalists that make up the top 40 workplaces.

75

The percentage of companies that offer educational assistance

83

The percentage of companies that practice open-book management

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What employees pay for health insurance at 28 percent of companies

$15,000

The highest average tuition reimbursement per employee (New York Jets)

30

The largest number of paid vacation days per employee (The Booksource)

95

The percentage of companies that offer flexible work arrangements