Leading integrated marketing and PR firm PAN Communications has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the ninth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2016 issue published online at BostonGlobe.com/topplaces on the night of November 17 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 20.
Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.
PAN Communications was ranked 14 in the small category.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts,” says Philip A. Nardone Jr., president & CEO of PAN. “Since starting the agency over two decades ago, my vision was to create a firm that not only did exceptional work and helped clients meet their goals, but an agency where people were passionate about their craft, a place where people could grow their careers, without fear of office politics, and a place where company culture and employee opinions matter. As we head into 2017, I’m excited to see PAN grow and watch our staff reach their fullest potential.”
“In today’s tight job market, competition for the best workers is intense,” said Larry Edelman, the Globe’s business editor. “Our winning companies know that creating a motivating and supportive environment is key to finding and keeping talent.”
The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 70,500 individuals at 366 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.
Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/specials/top-places-to-work. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.