When people talk about the top places to work, the same words pop up again and again — purpose, flexibility, collaboration, respect, challenging and rewarding.
Does that describe your company? Do you enjoy going to work? Does it feel more like a team, or even a family?
The Baltimore Sun is seeking nominations for its fourth annual list of the region's top workplaces. Last year, 100 companies were recognized as Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region.
Cybersecurity firm KEYW Corp. topped last year's list for large employers, unseating two-time winner FutureCare, which operates skilled nursing centers. The McDonogh School ranked No. 1 among midsize employers, and IntelliGenesis, a Columbia-based software developer for national security applications, rose to the top of the small-business list.
Anyone can suggest a company — employees, customers, executives, even interns. It doesn't matter if the workplace is for-profit or nonprofit, privately owned or publicly held, but it must employ at least 50 people.
Employees of nominated firms that choose to participate will be asked to respond to a short survey this summer by The Sun's partner, WorkplaceDynamics LLC, which has conducted Top Workplace surveys for more than 30 news organizations across the country.
The surveys will be used to rank the top companies. Winners will be announced at an event and featured in a special magazine in early December.
To nominate a company, go to baltimoresun.com/nominate.
Nominations are due by July 18. What are you waiting for?
— Christopher Dinsmore, senior editor for business and health, The Baltimore Sun