This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Virginia;
- Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia;
- Be in business a minimum of one year.
“We are very honored to be recognized again as a Best Place to Work In Virginia,” said Michael K. Kerner, CEO, Bon Secours Hampton Roads. “This designation reflects the collaboration of our leadership teams and staff to ensure that we have an environment where we can all have the opportunity to thrive and be our very best for the patients we serve. We also know that a great work environment is key to attracting and keeping the best and brightest to our health system.”
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia, and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.
The final rankings were announced at an awards luncheon on in January 2017. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com.