Westbury Christian School was one of just 150 local public/private entities or nonprofit groups — and one of just 70 in the small company category, for organizations with 50-149 employees — to be named to the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces list for 2017. Only two other private primary/secondary schools — The Joy School and The Westview School, which specialize in serving students with learning differences and high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder, respectively — made the list for 2017.
According to the Houston Chronicle, 84,112 local employees rated their companies in areas such as potential for advancement, flexibility of work schedules, pay and benefits, and leadership, via an online survey conducted for the Chronicle by Energage, a Philadelphia-based research and consulting firm that recently changed its name from WorkplaceDynamics.
Anyone, such as an employee or a customer, could nominate a workplace for consideration. There were 2,318 local companies invited to participate in the survey, which was conducted over a three-month period beginning in mid-April. Energage required a response rate of at least 35 percent, or at least 30 responders for a small organization like WCS.
“Truly successful companies — the ones that are in it for the long haul — do not have mediocre employees. And even mediocre employees will not stay where they are poorly treated,” said Al Lewis, business editor for the Houston Chronicle. “Top Workplaces is a celebration of companies that not only recognize this, but are constantly seeking ways to keep their employees empowered and engaged. Making the Top Workplaces list, at any rank, means a company cares deeply about the people who in turn care for its customers.”
For more on the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces, visit chron.com/business/top-workplaces.