June 27, 2017
Emmes Ranked as Top Area Workplace
The Emmes Corporation announced that it was selected as one of the best places to work in the greater Washington area. The Washington Post’s 2017 Top Workplaces list ranked private, public, nonprofit and government agencies based on the highest engagement ratings from their employees. The Washington Post used Workplace Dynamics to conduct the survey, with 3,000 area companies invited to participate and 150 organizations selected as Top Workplaces. Emmes was ranked 15th out of 25 in the large company category and was one of only two biotechnology organizations to make the list.
“This recognition is especially gratifying because it stems from employee evaluations,” said Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes. “Last year, we were selected for the first time to this prestigious list as a mid-size company, and this year we moved to the large company category.”
She added, “We are so proud to be recognized for listening to our employees, supporting their growth and development, and building a collaborative culture.”
The award was presented on June 15 at a celebration at The Washington Post’s office in Washington, D.C. Emmes and the other winners were featured in a special section of The Washington Post on Sunday, June 18.
Emmes’ employee relations practices were also recognized this month by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE). The company received a 2017 Health and Wellness Seal of Approval and a Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval. This is the third consecutive year that the company has won a Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval. Award candidates undergo an independent evaluation of their corporate culture and management practices, family- and employee-friendly programs, health and wellness initiatives, growth and learning opportunities, and a variety of other employee relations criteria. The award was presented on June 9 at the organization’s awards luncheon at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center.