Nominations are now closed.

All employees want to have a job where they can't wait to get to work every day, and where they feel like what they do matters. We hope that many of our readers are lucky enough to have employers like that. If you do, we hope you'll nominate your organization for our Top Workplaces program.

Columbus CEO, WBNS-10TV and our research partner WorkplaceDynamics LLP are taking nominations for the Top Workplaces 2014 program. In its second year, the project aims to recognize top-performing organizations in Central Ohio, ranked by what their own employees think. The goal: honoring the organizations that stand out in the crowd, treat their employees well and foster a great environment.

Nominations are now closed.

Any Central Ohio organization (Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties) with at least 50 employees is eligible to participate.

Organizations can be public, private, nonprofit or government. Employees at any level of an organization may submit a nomination.

New this year, companies with more than 1,000 employees nationwide may be considered for a National Top Workplaces program.

WorkplaceDynamics will contact each nominated organization for permission to contact employees, who evaluate their workplace using a 22-question survey. Surveys will be conducted between July and mid-October.

There is no cost to submit a nomination. WorkplaceDynamics does sell comprehensive results packages to participating companies (basic results are free), but there is no obligation. Companies cannot "buy" their way into the listings by purchasing anything from WorkplaceDynamics, or buying an ad in Columbus CEO.

WorkplaceDynamics will crunch the results and compile a list of winning organizations in large, medium and small size categories. Results will appear in the May 2014 issue of Columbus CEO, and select results also will be featured in reports on WBNS-10TV.

WorkplaceDynamics conducts Top Workplaces surveys for more than 35 major metropolitan newspapers and surveyed more than 1.7 million employees in 2012.

Julanne Hohbach is the editor for Columbus CEO.