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Herald-Tribune Opens Nominations for its '2019 Best Places to Work'

03 Jun 2019 2:36 PM | Dan Sidler (Administrator)

Best Places to Work Annual Ranking

Is your company is one of the best places to work in our region?  Now is your chance to find out!

Nominate your company for the Herald-Tribune’s 2019 Best Places to Work. Registration is open through June 21 and can be entered at

Best Places to Work is a survey competition to determine which participants are the best employers in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The two-part survey process recognizes companies that demonstrate workplace excellence and are known for retaining and recruiting the best and brightest employees.

Independent firm Best Companies Group evaluates the selection and ranking of entries and winners are published in the Herald-Tribune. The contest is open for For-profit or nonprofit companies as well as those publicly or privately held entities. All must maintain a facility in Sarasota or Manatee and maintain a minimum of 15 permanent, non-contract employees working locally.

Companies that choose to participate are assessed on two factors: A questionnaire about company policies, practices, demographics and benefits; and, a survey of randomly selected employees at each firm. The employees will respond anonymously to 78 statements on a five-point agreement scale, as well as a handful of open-ended questions and demographic inquiries.

Best Companies Group analyzes and ranks participating firms in eight areas: Leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationships with supervisors; training, development and resources; pay and benefits; and, overall engagement.

The Herald-Tribune will recognize the 2019 Best Places to Work in a special section that publishes on Sunday, Sep. 29. A celebration luncheon will be hosted on Thursday, Sep. 26 in the Grand Lobby of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to announce the results of the surveys and list the top local employers.

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