On Sunday, April 1st, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is publishing ”The Rochester Top Workplaces” – a list of the best places to work in the Rochester metro area. We're proud to announce that LaBella has been named to the list for the fifth consecutive year.
The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
LaBella represents one of a handful of companies that have made the list for five consecutive years since the awards were established. In those five years, the company has grown from approximately 250 employees to the 650 employees that work for the firm today. Maintaining the company’s culture throughout the growth has been a coordinated effort, LaBella President Robert A. Healy said. “Even though we’re growing quickly, we continue to stay true to our core values. We hold each other accountable for our values and we hire people that reflect them.” The secret to making the list five years in a row? “Transparency, openness to new ideas, empowering and trusting our people,” says Healy. “We’re grateful our employees have continued to affirm our company is a great place to work.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
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