Philadelphia Union named one of Pennsylvania’s "Best Places to Work"

Union recognized as company benefiting PA economy, workforce

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Philadelphia Union has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2013. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal

"It has always been our mission to create a positive work environment and culture while recruiting the best and brightest our region has to offer,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & operating partner Nick Sakiewicz.  “We are honored to receive another distinguished award and add it to the Governor's [Community ImPAct Award] recognition we received early this year."  

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, who are benefiting the state's economy and its workforce. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States, 25 to 249 employees and 250 or more employees.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business
  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in Pennsylvania
  • Have at least 25 employees working in Pennsylvania
  • Be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.

Philadelphia Union will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at www.CPBJnow.com/events.

In addition to the public/private partnership, the program is supported by the following organizations: Lead Sponsor—Team Pennsylvania Foundation; Presenting Sponsor—ParenteBeard, LLC; Major Sponsors—Capital BlueCross; Comcast Business; Global HR Research; Purpose1; Ryan  LLC, Saul Ewing, LLP; and Sovereign | Santander.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com or contact Jamie Mowery, event coordinator at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or jamiem@centralpennbusiness.com.