Beverly, MA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
The Boston Globe honors Massachusetts’ best employers in its Top Places to Work magazine, which appeared in The Boston Sunday Globe on November 17. This year, Endicott received high marks in its respective size category.
For six years, this popular 48-page magazine has honored the state’s most beloved workplaces based on surveys completed by the people who know them the best -- the employees themselves.
“As our economy continues to heal, most of the benchmarks for progress are purely quantitative, such as increased pay rates and expanded benefits packages,” said Boston Globe Business Editor Mark Pothier. “While there is definite value in these indicators, many signs of recovery cannot be boiled down to pure economics. The companies on our Top Places to Work list foster productivity and innovation by investing in the happiness of their employees, which cannot solely be measured in dollars and cents.”
All participating employers were placed into one of four size groups based on the number of employees they have in Massachusetts. Endicott was placed in the large workplace category with companies that have 250-999 employees.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Endicott, but our real goal is not recognition -- it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Endicott helps to make this a top place to work,” said Endicott’s President, Dr. Richard E. Wylie.
The Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured more than 76,000 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. Least important were pay, benefits and work-life balance, with survey subjects placing much higher importance on employee appreciation, confidence and feeling that their work is meaningful. WorkplaceDynamics also found that of all the cities surveyed, employees in Boston were most enthusiastic about their companies, making Boston the top of the Top Places to Work.
The Top Places to Work magazine also includes online extras, such as videos, sortable rankings and photo galleries - all can be found at http://www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces and http://www.boston.com/topplaces.
About Endicott College
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,400 undergraduate and more than 2,600 adult and graduate students. For more information, visit http://www.endicott.edu.