Fortune has recently released its list of the "Best Companies to Work For." According to Fortune, the list consists of 100 companies who were willing "to come up with creative ways to keep their employees satisfied" and treated them with "respect and dignity." 80 companies on the list avoided layoffs last year (in the wake of the September 11th tragedy), while 47 reported that they have some sort of official policy barring layoffs. Of course, sometimes companies are forced to take the drastic step of laying off employees, and when layoffs occurred, Fortune gave companies credit for offering generous severance. Click to this site to find out who made the list and a detailed explanation of how the companies were chosen.