IVCCD is one of “Iowa’s Top Workplaces” for the fifth time
Thursday / October 13, 2016
Iowa Valley Community College District, which operates Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Iowa Valley Grinnell, is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for the fifth time in six years.
For 2016, IVCCD ranked 34th on Iowa’s list of mid-sized employers. IVCCD was also honored with this award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014; IVCCD did not apply for consideration in 2015. Des Moines University was the only other Iowa college or university in the mid-sized employer group this year.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “To be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day … the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
Dr. Chris Duree, IVCCD Chancellor, added, “We are pleased to be among Iowa’s 2016 Top Workplaces because it is an honor that’s based on how we’re viewed by our own employees. We continue to participate in the WorkplaceDynamics survey to get honest and constructive feedback from all of our employees about how we can be a better organization. It’s particularly heartwarming to have done so well this year because our employees were surveyed last spring right in the midst of painful budget and staffing reductions. To have received such positive feedback during a time like that simply affirms to me that our employees are among the most dedicated and student-focused educators in the entire Midwest.”
The Des Moines Register published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, Sept. 21.