We’re proud to announce that out of 850 employers Homestead America ranked 24 in Ohio’s Top 50 Workplaces!!!! Thank you for your Nomination, Survey Results and most importantly your Team Effort. This wouldn’t be possible without YOU!!
Beginning last summer, WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, PA, partnered Columbus CEO and WBNS-10TV to seek nominations for exemplary workplaces among central Ohio employers with at least 50 employees. A combination of ads, social media and direct outreach identified more than 850 employers from a variety of sectors that were invited to participate to make the list of Ohio’s 50 Top Workplaces.
For the 2014 Top Workplaces, 79 for-profit, nonprofit and government employers with a combined total of 31,247 employees completed the examination by WorkplaceDynamics to be considered for the Top Workplaces designation. That required 12,609 employees in those workplaces to complete surveys covering a range of topics that have been thoroughly tested to reveal whether an employer provides and maintains a top workplace. Nominated employers distribute surveys randomly to employees, with a response rate of at least 35 percent required.
This year’s winners include 31 newcomers and 19 from the 2013 list.
For the surveys, either online or on paper, employees use a seven-point scale to respond to 22 statements such as “I feel genuinely appreciated at this company” and “I have confidence in the leader of this company.” The surveys measure qualities such as company leadership, communications, career opportunities, working environment, managerial relationships, pay and benefits. Responses are then correlated to a control question in which employees rate their workplace. A series of statistical tests look for any questionable results.
Feeling good about a company’s future and having confidence in its leadership play a key role in creating a Top Workplace, according to central Ohio workers who participated in Columbus CEO’s survey in partnership with WorkplaceDynamics.
Sixty-eight percent of the workers at the highest-rated businesses said they believed their companies were going in the right direction. Sixty-five percent said they had confidence in the leader of the company.
Some direct quotes from the surveys..
“They always keep us informed. “We always know what’s going on.”
“The company also shows its appreciation by hosting events to celebrate milestones and providing perks like free lunches.”
“You have a sense of belonging and camaraderie and unity in all of these teams you are a part of.”