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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Named One of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee
By Murray Devine / November 16, 2018

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee. The Community Foundation received the honor at a luncheon hosted by the Herald-Tribune on November 7th. The Herald-Tribune has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

The survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best companies to work for in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The list is made up of 27 companies. The full Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee list was featured in the November 11 issue of Herald-Tribune and will be available online at www.HeraldTribune.com. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was the highest-ranking nonprofit on the list of organizations featured.

“We are extremely proud to have received this distinction,” says Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. “We pride ourselves in creating a collaborative and supportive environment for our employees, and this culture helps add to the effective impact we are creating in the community.”

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

  • Be a publicly or privately held business.
  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity.
  • Have a facility in Sarasota County or Manatee County.
  • Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in Sarasota County and/or Manatee County.
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year.

Determining the Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part included employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the best companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking. 

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee program, visit www.HTBestPlacesToWork.com.

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