A word to the wise - it's time to submit nominations for recognition next year as one of Columbus CEO's 2016 Top Workplaces.

Thank you for submitting your nominations forColumbus CEO's2016 Top Workplaces! Nominations are now CLOSED.

A word to the wise - it's time to submit nominations for recognition next year as one of Columbus CEO's 2016 Top Workplaces.

Competition was strong this year for those that ultimately made the list of 60 central Ohio companies and organizations that are standouts when it comes to keeping employees engaged, energized and excited to come to work each day. Only you know if that describes your workplace, but no one else will know if you don't take the first step of submitting a nomination.

Here are particulars: Any central Ohio employer with at least 50 employees is eligible to participate - for-profit, nonprofit and even government agencies. Nominations may be made online at columbusceo.com/signup and questions may be directed to (614) 344-0320. The nomination window opens July 12 and closes Aug. 21 Sept. 18 (deadline extended!).

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Once nominations are received, Columbus CEO's research partner for this recognition, WorkplaceDynamics, will follow up with nominated companies to conduct short employee surveys from July through October. WorkplaceDynamics conducts top Workplaces surveys for more than 40 major metro newspapers and surveyed almost two million employees last year.

Surveys consist of 22 questions, and a minimum number of responses is required - depending on the size of the company or organization - to ensure adequate data to assess key workplace characteristics.

Central Ohio's 2016 top Workplaces will be featured in the May issue of Columbus CEO. See this year's coverage for more information on what it takes to make this elite list and catch the twitter conversation at #CEOWork.

Being one of central Ohio's Top Workplaces is a great accomplishment, but your company can't be in the running until someone starts the process with a nomination. Be that someone today!