For the third consecutive year, Clayton State University has been named one of the “Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The University was recognized at the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top 100 Workplaces invitation-only event held on Thursday, Mar. 20. The 2013 Top Workplaces section ran in the AJC on Sunday, Mar. 23.
Also for the third consecutive year, Clayton State was the only University System of Georgia institution to receive this honor. In fact, for the current year, Clayton State was the only institution of higher education to make the Top 100. Clayton State is ranked 10th among the 25 companies in the “large industry category” that included such Atlanta landmark names as Woodward Academy and Alston & Bird.
More than 1,200 companies were nominated or asked to participate in the 2014 contest by the AJC and its partner, Workplace Dynamics, after employees across the metro area responded to print and online solicitations beginning in October 2013.
Workplace Dynamics then surveyed a total of 211 metro Atlanta companies – requiring a survey response rate of at least 35 percent among employees based in metro Atlanta. More than 50,000 workers participated in the survey and were asked to respond to a set of statements using a seven-point Likert scale.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a common theme in the articles about the Top 100 companies was that they have earned the loyalty and affection of their employees and have invested as much in their employees’ well-being as they have in tangible perks.
“These companies should be considered the best metro Atlanta has to offer,” concluded the AJC.
Photo caption: From left to right; Clayton State Manager of Employment Relations Nikia Yallah, Clayton State Vice President for Business and Operations Corlis Cummings, Clayton State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton, Clayton State Vice President for External Relations Kate Troelstra, Clayton State Manager of Human Relations Management Systems Leon Wheeler, Clayton State Director of Human Resources Tom Gausvik.