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Endicott College Named a “2014 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education


For the fifth consecutive year, Endicott is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The results, released today are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities. The Great Colleges program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.

In all, only 92 of the 278 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. In addition, Endicott was noted as one of 42 institutions on the Honor Roll because it was rated highly across all categories.

Endicott won honors in 10 out of 12 categories this year including:  Collaborative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment;  Compensation & Benefits; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Work/Life Balance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Supervisor/Department-Chair Relationships; and Respect and Appreciation.

“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Endicott, but our real goal is not recognition -- it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Endicott helps to make this a great place to work,” said Endicott’s President, Dr. Richard E. Wylie.

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities.

“The Chronicle’s reporting shows that more colleges and universities are seeking ways to improve their workplaces.  The ‘formula for success’ continues to evolve, yet there are certain common features among institutions that achieve significant levels of worker satisfaction.  The Great Colleges to Work For program allows our readers to learn about the colleges that seem to be getting it right,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/AcademicWorkplace2014.

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