ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emmes Corporation today announced that it was selected as one of the best places to work in the greater Washington area. In its third annual survey, The Washington Post's Top Workplaces list spotlighted private, public, nonprofit and government agencies with the highest engagement ratings from their employees in a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. There were 150 organizations selected for the Top Workplaces award, and Emmes was recognized as a top mid-size company and one of only three biotechnology organizations making the list.
"We are so proud to be recognized as a great place to work," said Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes. "We've worked hard to build a culture that helps our employees thrive and encourages their passion for making a difference in public health.
"Two years ago, we created several employee teams, each representing a wide diversity of titles, tenure and opinions, to assess our organization's competence in collaboration and creative thinking. As a result, we've taken a number of actions to improve communication, information systems, training and employee development."
She added, "The Washington Post's award is a wonderful acknowledgment progress, and we'll continue to make Emmes attractive for prospective employees and to be the kind of place where people can grow personally and professionally."
The award was presented on June 16 at a celebration at The Washington Post's office in Washington, D.C. Emmes and the other winners also were featured in a special section of The Washington Post on Sunday, June 19.
This was the first time Emmes applied for the Washington Post Top Workplace awards.
In other news this month, the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) recognized Emmes with a Workplace Seal of Approval for the second consecutive year. Seal of Approval award winners "show an outstanding commitment to workplace quality," according to the AWE, and are evaluated on programs in communication, diversity, employee growth and life-work balance. The award was presented on June 10 at the organization's awards luncheon at the Bethesda Marriott.
We collaborate with our clients to produce valued, trusted scientific research. Our team members at Emmes are passionate about making a difference in the quality of human health, and we have supported more than a thousand studies across a diverse range of diseases since our formation in 1977. Our research is contributing to a healthier world. For more information, visit our website at www.emmes.com.
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