For the fourth year, the Sun Sentinel has partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage to determine South Florida’s Top Workplaces based solely on employee survey feedback. Businesses were honored during an awards ceremony April 19 in Coral Springs.
We are #6
On the road to success, organizations need to know where they are. That’s the motivation behind the annual Top Workplaces survey, which gives employees the chance to rate their workplace.
In August, the Sun Sentinel started encouraging people to nominate companies as Top Workplaces. In all, 1,644 employers in the region were invited to take the employee survey. Any employer was eligible, as long as it had at least 35 employees in South Florida. Employers could be public, private, nonprofit or governmental. There is no cost to enter the program.
In all, 105 organizations agreed to take the survey. Combined they employee 18,258 people in South Florida. Of those who received questionnaires, 11,365 employees responded.
For 2018, 70 South Florida employers scored well enough to earn recognition as Top Workplaces.
The employee survey gathers responses on 24 factors covering seven areas, including organizational health factors that measure how well employees are working together toward a common cause:
In addition, the survey asks employees about other factors:
Statements relating to “Connection” and “Alignment” are consistently judged most important by employees, while statements about pay and benefits rate least important for workplace satisfaction.
Smaller employers tend to score higher than midsize employers, and midsize employers tend to score higher than large employers. Employers are ranked among groups of similar size to most accurately compare results. Within those size groupings, companies are ranked, and those that score high enough are recognized as Top Workplaces.