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.
Alignment — where the company is headed, its values, cooperation
Effectiveness — doing things well, sharing different viewpoints, encouraging new ideas
Connection — employees feel appreciated, their work is meaningful
My Manager – cares about concerns, helps learn and grow
Employee Engagement — loyalty, motivation and referral
Leader — confidence in company leadership
The Basics — pay, benefits, flexibility
"We hope more Baltimore-area employers take the time next year to survey their employees and see where they stand," Claffey said.