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How the Top Workplaces list is determined

How the Top Workplaces list is determined

Who determines Top Workplaces? Those who know them best: the employees.

The Baltimore Sun partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, a Philadelphia-based employee research and consulting firm, to determine the region’s Top Workplaces rankings.

Beginning in June, The Sun ran articles and advertisements encouraging employees in the region to nominate companies as Top Workplaces. WorkplaceDynamics invited those companies, as well as other organizations in the region, to participate in the program.

Anyone could nominate a company. The only requirement was that the organization must employ at least 35 people in the Baltimore metro area. The organization could be public, private,...