Two area institutions have been named as “Best Places to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Rochester Institute of Technology and the New York Chiropractic College were cited on the list, which looked job satisfaction, work-life balance and diversity, among other factors.
RIT made the list for the fourth time in the annual survey’s five-year history. Listed among large four-year universities, RIT was cited for its compensation and benefits. It is one of 104 colleges and universities designated as outstanding institutions for employees.
Judy Bender, RIT’s assistant vice president for human resources, said she is pleased the publication acknowledged the university’s employee wellness initiatives.
“We recognize that by providing employees with resources to maintain their good health and by educating them about making personal choices that promote good health, we can enhance our employees’ quality of life, improve their effectiveness at work and at home and slow the increasing cost of health care for everyone,” Bender says.
The survey recognized New York Chiropractic College, in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, for 10 categories, and specifically cited its Unity Day picnic, when “the college celebrates its sense of community with live music and a bounce house for kids.” The institution made the 2012 honor roll.
The survey took information from close to 47,000 people in higher education, surveying them on 12 features of excellent academic workplaces. More than 300 institutions participated in the survey.
(c) 2012 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email email@example.com.