Lackawanna named one of Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania
SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.
“We are tremendously honored to be selected for this award – more so because it is reflective of how our College family rated the quality of their lives here at Lackawanna College,” said Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. “Part of the reinvention of our College over the past few years has been to enhance the overall student-experience and a recognition of the importance of our employees in achieving that goal was an early first-step.
“Lackawanna College has a compelling mission – to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live – and this designation reflects that it is possible to work hard, make a difference in peoples’ lives, and enjoy the environment in which you work.”
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, who are benefiting the state’s economy and its workforce. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States, 25 to 249 employees and 250 or more employees.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business
- Be a publicly or privately held business
- Have a facility in Pennsylvania
- Have at least 25 employees working in Pennsylvania
- Be in business a minimum of one year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% 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% 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.
Lackawanna College will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at www.CPBJ.com/events.
In addition to the public/private partnership, the program is supported by the following organizations: Lead Sponsor—Team Pennsylvania Foundation; Major Sponsors—Capital BlueCross; Global HR Research; Ryan, Saul Ewing, LLP; and Santander; Founding Partners—Team Pennsylvania Foundation and the Central Penn Business Journal; Program Partner—The Department of Community and Economic Development.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com