Utah’s robust economy is shifting many workers from the sidelines to the labor market.
New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for January show the Beehive State grew faster than originally forecast in 2022, despite record-low unemployment rates hovering around 2%.
The statement, according to state officials: As the coronavirus pandemic continues to recede, more people appear to be feeling more confident about seeking new employment. Nine of Utah’s top 10 private sector industrial groups posted gains in January compared to the same month last year, for a total increase of about 40,600 jobs.
But not all Utah employers are created equal. In dealing with all of the uncertainties of the last three years – fear, lockdowns, working from home, labor shortages, supply chain issues, rising costs – many have adapted for the better to make their employees feel heard, engaged and valued.
For the 10th consecutive year, The Salt Lake Tribune is soliciting nominations for its annual Top Workplaces Awards.
If you would like to nominate one, go to or call 801-803-6841.
Any Utah workplace with 35 or more employees may participate, whether private, public, a non-profit organization, or a government agency.
The nomination deadline is April 21, participation is free of charge.
Nominees will be evaluated by their employees from March through June using a short 24-question survey conducted by Philadelphia-based Energage, a cultural technology company specializing in employee engagement and research into ways to improve the workplace.
In the survey, employees check statements like “My job makes me feel like a part of something special” or “This company operates by strong values” – and the respondents then rate them on a scale from “I totally agree” to “do not agree at all”.
Participants can also highlight characteristics of their employer that they particularly like or appreciate for special award categories. Some employers have given special awards for attributes such as values, leadership, direction, communication, purpose and benefits. Previous surveys have also given awards to top executives from small, medium and large companies.
Employers, employees and people outside a company or organization can make suggestions. The Tribune will announce the winners in dedicated online and print publications this fall.
Of the 2,426 organizations Energage invited to participate last year, 155 employers made it onto the winners’ list. Surveys were sent to more than 90,000 employees in Utah and 35,664 responded.
Leading 2022 winners among large companies included healthcare industry provider Health Catalyst; OC Tanner, which specializes in employee appreciation services; and CHG Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company. Logan-based electronics manufacturer Juniper Systems topped the list of medium-sized employers, and Utah Foster Care was the best small-business place to work.
Energage surveyed workplaces in 61 markets on behalf of media companies, reaching more than 2 million workers in approximately 8,000 companies and organizations in 2022.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2023/03/12/like-where-you-work-nominate-your/ like where you work Nominate your company for a Top Workplaces Award.