If you are toe-to-toe with competitors at the starting line as a race is about to begin, do you give them a head start? In the race for talent, that’s exactly what employers are doing if they keep their extraordinary workplace cultures a secret.

Participants in the Best Places to Work (BPTW) in Indiana program recognize that recruiting – and retaining talent – is a vigorous competition. It requires teamwork and tenacity. Hard work and training along the way can boost employee morale and prestige in your industry as an employer of choice.

Does your company have what it takes to be named one of the 2019 honorees? It’s not too late to apply! The registration deadline is November 16.

Winners are determined through an employer questionnaire and anonymous employee engagement/satisfaction survey. The Best Companies Group, which oversees the program, outlines the process at www.bestplacestoworkin.com. 

BizVoice® magazine’s annual BPTW tribute in May-June 2018 captured the culture at many of the 125 winning workplaces and the benefits of participation. A few excerpts:

“The Chamber’s Best Places to Work program is one of the many tools we use regularly to understand and assess how we’re doing in creating and fostering the type of environment where really talented individuals feel they can be their true selves and do their best work.” – Jim Toomey, general manager, Capital Group.

“It’s the feedback that we receive from our associates.” – Pamela Carrington Rotto, senior vice president and chief operating officer, J.C. Hart.

“We traditionally get press coverage for each of our offices (Bloomington, Evansville and Indianapolis). … (Among other benefits) the recognition has driven several applicants to seek us out as a place they would like to join.” – Lee Carmichael, president and CEO, Weddle Bros. Construction Companies.

Making the BPTW list has a lasting impact. Leap ahead in the talent race by applying today!