“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage.”
For this year’s winners list, a record 130 Cincinnati area employers were ranked based on their employee survey feedback. The survey of 24 questions gathers responses regarding issues relating to workplace culture:
- Alignment – where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, effective meetings.
- Coaching – managers care about concerns, are helpful, encourage employee development.
- Connection – employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, working at full potential, clued in to each other.
- Engagement – productivity, retention, recruiting.
- Leadership – confidence in company leaders.
- Performance – execution, open-mindedness, innovation, clued-in leadership.
- The basics – pay, benefits, flexibility, training, expectations.
Superintendent Darrell Edwards stated "Being named a Top Workplace is a big deal — only 130 companies made this year’s list. This is a true reflection of our community and our Board of Educations' dedication to providing the highest quality education to our students. Of course, the most important part of the quality workplace is the people and we have great people at Goshen Local Schools working hard to make a difference with our students. Thanks to all our staff for all that they do to make our schools and community a great place to live, learn, and work."