Any workplace organization – including government ones – is eligible to participate in the Charlotte Observer’s Top Workplaces program. This explains how the U.S. District Court landed on our Top Workplaces list last year in the small companies category.
The federal courthouse, located in uptown Charlotte, is the headquarters for the Western District of North Carolina. It’s a place where high-profile cases have been handled, including those of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon and former CIA director and military chief David Petraeus. And it’s also a place that hosts school and scouting tours, as well as filming of movies and commercials.
The courthouse touts its Top Workplace status on its homepage, and within its spaces – displaying the logo on the glass at an intake counter.
Nominations to be a part of the Charlotte Observer’s 2016 program are now open. Any organization with 35 or more employees in the Charlotte metro area is eligible to participate. Nominations can come from public, private, nonprofit or government workplaces.
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The Observer will feature the region’s best employers in our special report, which will publish Sept. 25.
Workplaces must be located in this eight-county region: Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Union in North Carolina, and Lancaster and York in South Carolina.
To conduct the survey, we’re teaming with WorkplaceDynamics, a research firm that conducts surveys for more than 40 newspapers, and surveyed nearly 2.5 million employees at more than 6,000 organizations last year.
WorkplaceDynamics will contact nominated businesses and ask to reach out to employees with a short, 22-question survey. Companies will be surveyed during March through May.
The nomination deadline for our 2016 report is Friday.
You can nominate your workplace at http://www.charlotteobserver.com/nominate or by calling 704-954-8760.