And, the Top Workplace Award Goes to…

Dominion Consulting is thrilled to announce that for the second time, we made the list of The Washington Post’s 2017 Top Workplaces ranking an impressive 21st out 65 similarly sized companies. The Top Workplace award signifies the best places to work in the Washington D.C. metro area. This award is especially important to us because the winners are selected based off the most important criteria – the employee feedback!

The Washington Post partnered with Workplace Dynamics to provide an independent evaluator of the anonymous employee surveys. The winners were selected based on the highest overall scores from a variety of topics: quality of leadership, direction of the company, pay and benefits, and work-life balance.

What Makes This One Different?

Receiving an award for a ‘Best Workplace’ looks nice on our award wall. That’s right – we did upgrade from an award shelf during our recent move! But what does it mean to Dominion? It means a lot. Take the award out of the equation – let’s focus on the survey results. The results give us valuable employee feedback to know how we are doing.  The great news is that we got excellent ratings. However, the more important aspect to evaluate are the fine details of the survey to see any possible trends. Here we can learn – what we can do different or better.

We strive to be not only above average but excellent at what we do! Therefore, we take the report’s Consulting Benchmarks very seriously. We beat all of the benchmarks but our goal is to continuously and notably crush each of them. In addition, seeing the list of winners allows us to gauge how we stack up against similar companies. The answer is simple: if we like another benefit offering then we figure out a way to make it happen for Dominion.

What This Two-Time Top Workplace Winner Learned

The results show the difference from our previous Top Workplace survey so that we can evaluate what we most and least improved upon. For example, one of the areas that we improved upon the most was feeling informed about important decisions at the company. Since our last survey, we have improved by 28%. Due to increased interest in more information about the company, we started sending out weekly communications to let employees know about the happenings of Dominion. These comparison results tell us that this is a successful communication approach and we should continue to share this type of information.

We appreciate our employees taking the time to fill out these surveys and provide feedback. In return, we want to provide the same due diligence to our responses and action. We will continue to evaluate the current survey and what differences we can to keep Dominion a great place to work.

This Could Not Have Been Possible Without…

Our Hollywood award ceremony acceptance speech would be one line: “This could not have been possible without our INCREDIBLE employees!” It takes more than our leadership team to make a company an awesome place to work. Each team member contributes to the overall greatness that Dominion provides to the community, client, and corporate culture.

All of our employees enjoy getting a copy of The Washington Post Top Workplace 2017 magazine and the ‘thanks’ memo. But, we wanted to do more to say – you all are awesome and let’s keep rocking this cool corporate culture vibe. In honor of our Top Workplace award, we are providing each employee a Fitbit! This will help launch our new Workplace Wellness program. Caring about our team includes employees’ health and work/life balance. To add a little comradery – we invited each employee to participate in our ongoing walk challenges throughout the year.

Sound Like Fun?

Interested in learning more about Dominion? Check out more details on our benefit and culture. We are always looking for talented and hard-working team members to help Dominion become a Top Workplace in 2018!

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