Our exclusive list of Top Workplaces 2013, produced in conjunction with WorkplaceDynamics LLP
Lots of factors can make an organization a good place to work. Decent pay and benefits. A flexible schedule. A feeling that your contributions matter and that your bosses appreciate the job you do. But there’s often a significant distinction between what makes a workplace good versus what makes it great.
To recognize some of Central Ohio’s top-rated employers, Columbus CEO and WBNS-10TV partnered for the first time with research firm WorkplaceDynamics LLP, based in Exton, Pa. Employees nominated their organizations for Top Workplaces honors, and WorkplaceDynamics handled the number-crunching to develop the inaugural list of 50 winners. The organization conducts Top Workplaces surveys for 37 major media partners across the United States and surveyed more than 1.7 million employees in 2012.
Our honorees are an interesting lot, employing between 51 and 15,000 people. They deal in diverse industries such as advertising, health care, manufacturing and wholesale distribution. Some offer the standard benefits packages—health care, dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k) accounts. Others have movie nights, pet-friendly offices, pingpong tables, on-site barber shops and co-ed sports leagues.
The complete methodology of how the winners were selected is on page 4. Organizations were not charged a fee to participate. Columbus CEO and WBNS do not know the identities of those who participated but did not make the rankings.
Even if your organization isn’t on the list, this year’s winners have information and insights that could benefit many other employers. Maybe your company will find some advice that can propel it to the top in 2014.