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Nominations open for Newsday’s Top Workplaces

Newsday is looking to identify workplaces on Long

Newsday is looking to identify workplaces on Long Island where employees feel their work is appreciated; where they identify with the company's goals and vision; and where they have confidence in their leadership, among other factors. Credit: Newsday

If you feel energized by your workplace, consider nominating your employer as one of the Top Workplaces on Long Island.

Newsday has partnered with Energage, a research firm that conducts surveys into organizational health, to identify workplaces on Long Island where employees feel their work is appreciated; where they identify with the company’s goals and vision; and where they have confidence in their leadership, among other factors.

Any organization with 50 or more employees in Nassau and Suffolk counties can participate. Employers can be public or private, for profit or not for profit, governmental organizations or businesses. Nominations, which are due by March 16, can be made at this website: newsday.com/nominateworkplace.

Employees of participating companies will anonymously complete a 24-question, five-minute survey. There is no cost to companies or employees to participate.

Employees can fill out a survey only once, and worker participation at a company must be widespread to be considered for a Top Workplace.

Energage, which is based in Exton, Pennsylvania, was founded in 2006. It surveys more than 2.5 million workers a year and weighs the responses against its national data to determine which companies are Top Workplaces. Energage is working with media companies to produce local rankings in 47 regions.

Newsday will publish a ranked list of top workplaces in October, in three categories: small, medium and large. Some of the top-ranking companies will be profiled in that section.

Newsday will also hold a celebration dinner for companies that make the list.

Companies that participate get summary information about their results from Energage, allowing them to assess an important part of their organizational health. Those that make the list of top workplaces have a chance to promote their workplace culture and attract motivated recruits, as well as boosting morale and retaining talented employees.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Organizations must meet high standards in the eyes of their employees. People often mistakenly assume it’s all about pay, fancy perks and benefits. It’s really about organizational health, and that starts with good leadership. Having a good workplace is essential for hiring, retaining and motivating talent.”

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