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Nominations open for Top Workplaces South Carolina 2019

Oct 07, 2019 11:59AM

If your company has worked hard to create an outstanding workplace culture, it deserves to be rewarded. And best of all, participation is free.

Nominations are open for the 2020 South Carolina Top Workplaces awards. Any organization with 35 or more employees in South Carolina is eligible for consideration, whether public, private, non-profit or government, even schools. Any type of employer is welcome to enter.

This is the fourth year of the South Carolina program. Earlier this year, the magazines featured 30 winning companies, from large companies such as Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting to small companies such as Brandon Advertising in Charleston.

There is no cost to enter the program. Winning companies will be featured in the May 2020 editions of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine. They also will be honored at a special event.

Workplaces are evaluated by their employees using a short 24-question survey. Companies will be surveyed anytime from October through January. 

Energage, the Pennsylvania-based research partner for the project, conducts Top Workplaces surveys for 50 major metro markets and surveyed 2.6 million employees at more than 7,500 organizations in 2018.

Why participate? Consider the advantages. 

Shout out, stand out: Encourage workplace pride. If you work at a great company, give yourself a morale boost with something to celebrate. 

Assess, reward and improve: The results from the Top Workplaces survey can validate achievements, reveal problem areas and set a foundation for new goals within an organization. Every company that participates gets a free overview of results.

Boost recruiting: Attract and retain the best talent. Employees want to work at companies recognized as high achievers.

Raise the business profile: Use the Top Workplaces logo on company materials and websites. Customers and business partners will take notice. That can create new business opportunities, too.

Earn public recognition: Winners are featured in print and online in the go-to resource for South Carolina area business leaders.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.” 

If you are interested, don’t wait. Nominations are due by November 22. Anyone can nominate their company. Just go to topworkplaces.com/southcarolina. Want to talk to a human? Call (864) 501-9699. --Bob Helbig, Energage