For the sixth 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 are based on a survey of 281 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 86 of the 281 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.
Endicott won honors in six out of 12 categories this year including: Collaborative Governance; Teaching Environment; Compensation & Benefits; Facilities, Workspace, Security; Confidence in Senior Leadership; 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.
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“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” 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/AW15.
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About ModernThink LLC:
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions. Learn more at http://www.modernthink.com
About Endicott College
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s and bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,650 undergraduate and more than 2,350 adult and graduate students. For more information, visit www.endicott.edu.