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Nominate your employer for the Houston Chronicle’s 10th annual Top Workplaces program

April 1, 2019

Do you love your job and want to the world to know about it?

The Houston Chronicle will publish its 10th annual Top Workplaces report this fall, recognizing Houston-area companies that provide a healthy environment for their employees to grow.

To nominate a company, go to www.chron.com/nominate or call 713-429-0375. Anyone, from employees to customers or top executives, can make a nomination. The deadline is May 10.

Tell us what you like best about your company: The flexible hours, the perks, the benefits, the conscientious management, the on-site gym — or maybe the free snacks in the breakroom.

Tweet a photo of what makes your workplace so awesome to @chronbusiness. Or post it on www.facebook.com/chronbusiness.

Awards are based on surveys analyzed by Energage, the Chronicle’s research partner for the project. Last year, more than 80,000 local workers gave feedback about their employers as part of the Top Workplaces program.

Energage, which conducts Top Workplaces surveys for 50 newspapers, surveyed 2.6 million employees at more than 7,500 organizations in 2018.

Any organization with 50 or more employees is eligible to participate. That includes private companies, public companies, non-profits and government. Workplaces are evaluated by their employees using a short 24-question survey. Companies will be surveyed during April through July.

Since the Chronicle launched its annual Top Workplaces report in 2010, the Houston region has added more than 700,000 jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. And today’s 4.2 percent unemployment rate — nearly half the rate of 8.3 percent in 2010 — means it’s more important than ever to keep employees happy and create an environment that attracts new workers.

“The Top Workplaces program is about more than recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.

“In more than a decade, we’ve surveyed more than 19 million people nationwide, and time and time again, our results show a strong workplace culture inspires employees to do their best. By far, the most successful organizations are the ones employees believe in.”