Cassaday & Company, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. The firm ranked #5 in the small-sized companies category.
With the firm’s total employee count over 50 people, this is the first year that the firm has qualified to apply for this award. Conducted in partnership with employee engagement firm Energage, LLC, The Post’s survey identified the highest ranked workplaces in the region based on employee responses about their own company. More than 3,500 area companies were invited to participate, and a record 406 employers were surveyed. Combined, they employ 133,530 people in the Washington, D.C., region.
Now in its seventh year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to highlight the companies that are leaders in the Washington-area in terms of employee engagement and satisfaction. Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes said the company “had a record number of employees participate in the survey this year, making it clear that these organizations have made cultivating an atmosphere of support and respect a priority.”
As a result, The Post expanded this year’s list of winners from 150 to 200, and added a fourth category to accommodate the increase of winners from organizations with 999 or more employees. The company size categories for the award are now small, midsize, large, and largest.
The full list of the Washington Post’s Top 2020 Workplaces can be found here.
About Cassaday & Company, Inc.’s Culture
Cassaday & Company, Inc. is proud to have developed a culture that is unique and distinguishes our firm in the eyes of our colleagues, and motivates our staff to provide our clients with unparalleled dedication and service. Our employees are proud to work here, and together look forward to pursuing our firm’s vision of being the most competitive choice for people seeking guidance on their wealth management decisions.
In creating this award-winning workplace culture, we’re able to reduce turnover rates and have an average staff tenure of 15 years, creating a continuity of excellent service for our clients.
Who Determines the Top Workplaces? The Methodology Behind The Rankings
The Post determined that there is no better judge of a company than the employees who work there. The publication works with Energage to rank the Washington area’s Top Workplaces. The process is based on a scientific survey of employees who rate their workplace culture. According to Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage, “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization.”
The employee engagement survey of 24 questions gathers responses regarding issues related to workplace culture:
● Alignment: where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, effective meetings
● Coaching: managers care about concerns, are helpful, encourage employee development
● Connection: employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, working at full potential, clued in to each other
● Engagement: productivity, retention, recruiting
● Leadership: confidence in company leaders
● Performance: execution, open-mindedness, innovation, clued-in leadership
● The Basics: pay, benefits, flexibility, training, expectations
Employers that score high enough are recognized as Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Click here for more on the methodology behind the rankings.