April 26, 2011 11:00 AM
Pikeville College received high marks among small and medium companies during the 7th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky Awards Dinner in Lexington, Ky. The awards program was created in 2005 and is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky SHRM Council and Best Companies Group. Pikeville College ranked 25th in the small/medium company category.
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Kentucky, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011 list is made up of 65 companies.
“We are proud to have earned the distinction of being one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky,” said President Paul E. Patton. “Equally gratifying is knowing that our employees played a significant role in determining this honor.”
“At Pikeville, it’s all about the students and our dedicated faculty and staff provide the strong foundation that makes this institution work and grow. Our professors have a passion for learning and scholarship that is key to our students’ success. Equally important is the commitment of our dedicated staff, who work hard to make the student experience a positive one,” said Patton.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 25 employees working in Kentucky;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Kentucky; and
- Must be in business a minimum of one year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Kentucky and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program, visit http://BestPlacesToWorkKY.com or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.