Best Places to Work 2009

October 16th, 2009 – PeopleShare Named 2009 Best Places to Work Winner 

Best Places PhotoPeopleShare was the gold medal winner in The Best Places to Work small company category by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The Best Places to Work program ranks the top employers in the Delaware Valley according to scores given to the companies by their own workers.

Over the course of the summer, the Business Journal received more than 270 nominations from readers. Employees of nominated companies were then asked to complete an online questionnaire administered by Quantum Market Research, an independent surveying firm in Wichita, Kan.

Employees were asked to rank their company on 38 questions relating to team effectiveness, trust with coworkers, alignment with goals, trust in senior leaders, and people practices in addition to respect, recognition and benefits.

To advance in the contest, a statistically significant number of employees, based on company size, must complete the survey. For example, a company with less than 50 employees must have a response rate of at least 85 percent to qualify.

The Business Journal then sorted the 60 top-scoring winners into small, medium, large, extra-large and based-elsewhere categories. Companies that have placed top in their size category more than once receive Hall of Fame status, marking them as the best of the best.

“After a year of cutbacks, credit worries and layoffs, a lot of people are happy just to have a job. But it takes more than just an employee’s grateful relief to bring a company to the top of the list of Best Places to Work,” said Sonja Sherwood, associate editor of special reports. “To advance in the contest, companies must have the trust and loyalty of their employees.”