Because of the overwhelming interest in the 2023 Nevada Top Workplaces the deadline to nominate companies has been extended to Jan. 27, according to Tom Heaton, senior director of advertising for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“We have had such a great response from our initial call for nominations this year we decided to extend the deadline to allow more time for more companies to have the opportunity to participate in this program, which continues to grow each year. We are excited the state’s companies have embraced this effort, and are looking forward to seeing the list of 2023 Nevada Top Workplaces winners,” Heaton said.
Any organization with 35 or more employees in the state is eligible to compete for 2023 Top Workplaces recognition.
Recruiting and retaining talent is at the heart of the Nevada Top Workplaces program. Workplaces are evaluated by employees using a short 24-question survey that takes about five minutes to complete. Companies in Nevada will be surveyed from October to February.
There is no fee to participate in the survey, and winners will earn the coveted gold Top Workplaces badge to tout their achievement. The campaign results will be published in 2023, and winners will be invited to a celebration event.
This year, Nevada Top Workplaces is on track to include more companies than in the program’s past three years, Heaton said.
Nearly 260 business leaders attended the 2022 awards ceremony Sept. 28 at Palace Station.
Tina Quigley, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance CEO, was the keynote speaker.
Paul Stowell, Nevada regional executive for City National Bank, led a panel discussion on employee retention. The panel included Aaron Hirschi, division president for KB Home; Sean C. Combs, CEO, Steelhead Productions; and Michael Quinn, manager and organizational development and culture, Everi Holdings, Inc.
Renee Summerour, Las Vegas-Review Journal 7@7 digital anchor, was emcee for the event. John Di Domenico, actor, writer and comedian, was the awards presenter.
Details for the 2023 awards ceremony will be announced later this year.
“Smart companies listen to their employees and then adjust as needed,” said Bob Helbig, media partnership director with Energage, a Philadelphia-based research company. “The employees are on the front line. They know what’s going on and when things are working well and when they are not. Top workplaces value that and capture that. There are other employers who don’t want to hear it. They just want people to do their work and be nice and quiet. That’s not how really strong companies adjust to challenges. Sometimes, work can get messy, but the really good companies can collaborate and adjust and work through those challenges. An environment where people feel safe to fully discuss issues, where they are valued for what they bring and appreciated for what they do — those are the big differences.”
Energage conducts Top Workplaces surveys for media in 61 markets nationwide and surveyed more than 2 million employees at more than 8,000 organizations in the past year.
Anyone can nominate any organization, whether it is public, private, nonprofit, school or even a government agency. To nominate an employer, just go to topworkplaces.com/nominate/nevada or call 702-608-4829.
For 2022, 56 companies were featured as Top Workplaces in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Business Press. Surveys went out to nearly 27,000 employees in the region, and 13,898 responded.