Did you forget to nominate your company as a Top Workplace in the Baltimore region?
It’s not too late.
The Baltimore Sun Media Group extended the deadline to Aug. 10 for nominations for the eighth annual Top Workplaces list.
For the past seven years, The Sun has showcased the region's Top Workplaces each December, based on surveys of their employees by our partner, Energage, which has conducted Top Workplace surveys for dozens of news organizations across the country.
Last year, 125 companies were recognized as Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region, encompassing the city and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
Research shows that companies deemed top workplaces attract more highly qualified job applicants and experience reduced employee turnover.
Anyone can suggest a company — employees, customers, executives.
It doesn't matter whether the workplace is for-profit or nonprofit, privately owned, publicly held, a school or a government entity. Companies must employ at least 35 people to qualify.
Employees of nominated companies that choose to participate will be asked to respond to a short survey this summer by Energage. 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.
Does your employer have what it takes to unseat last year’s winners?
The Sparks-based engineering firm KCI Technologies topped last year’s list for large workplaces; McDonogh School, an Owings Mills private institution that’s a perennial contender, ranked No. 1 among mid-sized workplaces; and Fortego, a Columbia-based cybersecurity firm, jumped to the top of the ultra-competitive list for small workplaces.
If you love where you work, think your co-workers and your bosses are awesome, feel like you’re part of something greater, why not let the world — and potential future coworkers and employees — know.
To nominate a company, go to baltimoresun.com/nominate or call 410-779-9337.
Nominations are due Aug. 10. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
—Christopher Dinsmore, senior editor for business and health, The Baltimore Sun
2017's Top Workplaces
Large employer: KCI Technologies
Midsize employer: McDonogh School
Small employer: Fortego