Clayton State University has been named one of the “Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta” for 2012 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The University was recognized in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top 100 Workplaces section, published on Sunday, Apr. 22, as well as at an invitation-only event held on Thursday, Apr. 19, at the Cobb Energy Center. Clayton State is the only University System of Georgia institution to receive this honor for 2012.
Clayton State is one of 20 institutions in the “large industry category,” which includes Woodward Academy, FedEx, Equifax, Emory Healthcare (the only other higher education-related institution in the entire 100), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Ernst and Young and Verizon Wireless.
“This accomplishment is truly the result of a team effort, and all faculty and staff at Clayton State University should take pride in the fact that their hard work and dedication has resulted in our recognition as an Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 100 Workplace,” says Clayton State Director of Human Resources John Brooks.
More than 1000 organizations were initially included in the 2012 contest, held by the AJC and its partner, Workplace Dynamics. After employees responded to print and online solicitations beginning in October 2011, Workplace Dynamics surveyed 188 metro organizations representing 77,848 employees. A total of 43,500 metro workers participated in the survey. They were asked to respond to a set of statements using a seven-point Likert scale. Each statement was tested to ensure a high correlation with how metro employees rate their workplaces. This was calculated by correlating the statement responses to a control question that asked each employee to rate his or her workplace on a scale of zero to 99.
After completing the 20-question survey, metro employees were asked to rank the factors that meant the most to them in terms of job satisfaction. The top five were; company direction, job appreciation, confident of future, career opportunities, confidence in leader. After the survey was completed, Workplace Dynamics ran a series of statistical tests to look for questionable results to see if disqualifications were needed.
From those results, Workplace Dynamics compiled the top 20 large (500 or more employees), top 30 midsize (150 to 499 employees) and 50 small (149 or fewer employees) workplaces.
For more information, go to www.ajc.com/business/topworkplaces.