Written by Ed Osborn
Willimantic, Conn: Eastern Connecticut State University has been named one of the five top workplaces in Connecticut among large organizations in the Hartford Courant/Fox Connecticut list of Top Workplaces for 2011. The announcement was made in a report published by the Hartford Courant on Sept. 25. A total of 45 organizations were cited: 20 small, 15 medium and 10 large. Eastern was the only institution of higher education recognized.
Other organizations recognized included: NBC-TV, CT; Rogers Corporation; Comcast; Webster Bank; East Hartford Public Schools; Mark Twain House; Magellan Health Services; the UCONN Foundation, Inc.; and the Village for Families and Children.
The survey was conducted by the Exton, PA-based independent research firm, Workplace Dynamics LLC. A total of 793 employers were invited to participate, and in all, 12,685 employees at participating firms filled out the self-administered, anonymous survey instrument.
"We are honored to be recognized by one of Connecticut's leading sources of news and information as a top workplace in Connecticut," said Eastern President Elsa Núñez. "While Eastern was recognized in the large organization category, our campus has always prided itself on its sense of community and for being a welcoming, inclusive environment for students, their families and the community-at-large. This announcement is a wonderful reminder that Eastern is also a great workplace for our faculty and staff and I am delighted that we were among those recognized."