ATLANTA, GA – Mar. 27, 2017 – Brookhaven-based St. Martin’s Episcopal School has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. This is the second year running for the pre-school through 8th grade school to receive this honor. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
After being nominated, Elementary School Principal Dr. Mary McPherson provided Workplace Dynamics with an email listing of the entire St. Martin’s staff for the third-party administrator to send the survey and analyze the results. A 35 percent response rate was required, and St. Martin’s employees responded at 93 percent.
“We have always placed a high value on our faculty and staff here at St. Martin’s, and it’s great to have this workplace study to validate what our own annual employee surveys have been telling us for years,” said St. Martin’s Headmaster Dr. James Hamner. “We work hard to foster a collegial environment where our teachers and faculty feel empowered to make suggestions and lead our charge to provide a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning. We are pleased to be among this impressive group of Atlanta workplaces for the second year in a row.”
The AJC and its survey administrator, Workplace Dynamics, have found a common theme among Top Workplace honorees showing these workplaces invest as much in their employees' well-being as they do in tangible perks, and the biggest reward for these companies can be measured in satisfied customers.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Workplace Dynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
About St. Martin’s
St. Martin’s Episcopal School was established in 1959 and offers education for more than 600 students in pre-school through eighth grade. St. Martin’s is dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.
About Workplace Dynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, Workplace Dynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. Workplace Dynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.