Bethlehem, Pa., March 10, 2016—Moravian College was named a 2016 Top Workplace in the Lehigh Valley by The Morning Call. The College was ranked 12th among mid-sized employers (125-499 employees) that were honored in this year’s survey. Last year, Moravian College was ranked 8th among mid-size employers, and in 2014, the College was ranked second in the large employer category, highlighting organizations with 500-plus employees.
The awards were announced at The Morning Call’s Top Workplaces Dinner Program on March 9. The results were published in a special section of The Morning Call on Thursday, March 10. The content is available online at http://www.mcall.com/business/
“We are pleased to be recognized by The Morning Call for being a top workplace in the Lehigh Valley for the third consecutive year,” said President Bryon L. Grigsby ’90. “This recognition is yet another indicator that Moravian College truly is a great place to work and learn. We are guided by our mission and the students who inspire us to do better every day. The dedicated men and women of the faculty and staff make the Moravian College experience something really special. We are a community who greatly appreciates the critical role of our alumni and friends in supporting the institution and creating opportunities for our students to succeed.”
The Morning Call’s top workplaces are selected through an analysis of confidential surveys of employees that were conducted in the fall by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Employees were asked whether they agreed with 19 statements about their workplaces.
According to WorkplaceDynamics, the statement with the strongest correlation to a high ranking is "I believe this company is going in the right direction.” (If employees tended to agree with that statement, they were likely to rate their workplace favorably in other areas too, resulting in an overall high ranking for their workplace.) Other statements with high correlation to a high ranking were: "I feel genuinely appreciated at this company;" "I have confidence in the leader of this company;" and, "My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful."
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, Moravian is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college and the first to educate women.