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Malone Named a Top Workplace!

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On June 19, the Cleveland Plain Dealer named Malone University as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio. The prestigious citation comes with the conclusion of a recent study done by the newspaper and research firm, Workplace Dynamics, LLC.  Malone ranked #17 on the list of what the study deemed “large employers” – companies with 500 or more employees.

According to Michael Fairless, director of human resources at Malone, “This exciting news affirms what those of us blessed with employment here already know. Malone is a very special place to work.”

Interim President Will Friesen agrees, “Malone is a great place to work because of its people. It is a joy to be part of an organization that truly appreciates its employees, and gratifying to learn that our outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators recognize this simple fact: they are valued.”

Workplace Dynamics explains, “Top workplaces are about more than just perks. They are about a better way of doing business…Employees want to be part of something meaningful, where they can contribute and give their best. Top workplaces recognize that having an inclusive approach means they can be more innovative, operate more ethically, and serve customers better.”

Malone employees were sent a 24-question survey asking them for their opinions on six areas of the workplace. Employees were not informed beforehand about the potential award associated with the survey – simply asked for an honest opinion about:

  • Direction: Assessment of the company's values, leaders, and strategy
  • Execution: Assessment of the how the company communicates and gets work done
  • Career: Opportunity for training and progression
  • Conditions: Assessment of the working atmosphere and working environment
  • Managers: quality of the managers and their managerial skills
  • Pay & Benefits: Assessment of employee compensation for the work done

Here's a link to the complete story:

http://www.cleveland.com/best-workplaces/blog/index.ssf/2011/06/northeast_ohio_top_workplaces_2011.html