As employees, we’ve accomplished a lot during the past 12 tumultuous months.
We know how to work remotely and still be productive.
We’ve mastered new technology that makes it possible to stay connected to clients and colleagues.
And — most important — we’ve discovered how to look professional in a “virtual” Zoom meeting, even while wearing pajama bottoms.
If your bosses helped make that kind of professional — and personal — success possible, it’s time to nominate your company for Utah’s Top Workplaces.
The award honors small, medium and large companies and is given by The Salt Lake Tribune and its partner, Energage — a culture technology firm that specializes in employee engagement and workplace improvement research.
The deadline to participate in The Tribune’s Eighth Annual Top Workplaces competition has been extended to May 28.
So far, nearly 200 Utah companies have signed up.
Any organization with 35 or more employees — whether a private business, a publicly held company, a government agency or a nonprofit — can participate.
Submit a nomination at http://www.sltrib.com/nominate or call 801-803-6841.
Once the information has been received, employees will be sent a 24-question survey.
Winning companies typically offer more than just competitive salaries, quality medical insurance and retirement with an employer match — although those are all important. They invest in training, provide resources so workers can do their jobs in an efficient and satisfying manner, and go the extra mile to show employees they are valued.
Last year, Energage sent surveys to more than 35,400 Utah employees at 134 nominated companies and agencies. The firm received 23,615 back, a response rate of nearly 67%.
Across the nation, Energage does similar analyses in 58 markets. The company says 2 million employees at more than 7,000 organizations were surveyed in the past year about what makes their workplaces special.