Kentucky districts can seek designation as being among "Best Places to Work"


The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are now accepting applications for the eighth annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky. The program is a multiyear initiative encouraging companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and advance workplace environments toward excellence.

The Simpson County Schools was named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Kentucky and other districts have been honored in previous years.

If you think your school system is one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, apply today. Friday, Oct. 28, is the application deadline. Registration information and further details about the program can be found online here BPTWK.

Best Companies Group will survey participating companies and reveal award winners in January 2012. Award winners will receive a final ranking at an awards ceremony in the spring of 2012. The rankings and in-depth interviews with the winners will also be published in the Best Places to Work in Kentucky magazine that will be distributed at the conclusion of the awards event.

Winners will be selected from two categories, small/medium-sized companies of 25 to 249 U.S. employees and large-sized companies consisting of more than 250 U.S. employees. The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. Best Companies Group manages the assessment and survey based on research and list selection. All participating companies will receive the survey feedback, enabling them to develop plans and implement necessary steps to create a great workplace and continue to improve business performance. These companies will also receive a 30-minute phone session with Best Companies Group consultants to evaluate results of the employee feedback report.

“The goal of Best Places to Work in Kentucky is to raise the bar among the state’s employers and create the kind of excellence and employee satisfaction in the workplace that will attract talented people for years to come,” said Jeff Nally, SPHR, chair of the state human resources group. “This initiative is integral for Kentucky to compete in both national and global arenas.”

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