NEWTON, MA | November 8, 2009
For the second year in a row, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), a Newton-based global nonprofit, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts, as determined by an independent survey of employees. The Globe 100’s Top Places to Work ’09 magazine was published in The Sunday Globe November 8.
Online, the report can be found at www.boston.com/topworkplaces
The award recognizes the 100 most progressive companies in the state, based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity, family friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. For 2009, EDC placed at number 29, up from last’s year’s ranking at 50. Once again, private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly held businesses were included in the analysis.
The rankings in the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work are based solely on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from 86,000 employees at 269 Massachusetts organizations.
With headquarters in Newton, EDC is one of the world’s leading education and health nonprofit organizations. EDC also has offices in New York and Washington, D.C., and more than 1,400 employees working across the United States and in 35 countries.
“To receive this award, for a second year in a row, is extremely gratifying,” said EDC President and CEO Luther Luedtke. “This recognition from our employees reflects pride in EDC and the work that we do together as a mission-driven organization to make profound and lasting improvements in education, health, and economic opportunity in our own country and around the world,” he said.
To qualify for the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Nearly 1,000 qualified companies accepted an invitation to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
“The companies included in the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work have succeeded in creating a positive workplace for their employees in the midst of the uncertainties of the general economy,” said Steve Ainsley, publisher of The Boston Globe. “I congratulate each of them for an outstanding accomplishment.”