PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey according to NJBIZ, the state's only weekly business journal. At the 25 April awards ceremony held in East Brunswick, N.J., IEEE was ranked 27 out of the 48 companies in the large-sized (more than 250 employees) category. A total of 100 companies overall received the honor, which IEEE also received in 2011.
The NJBIZ survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. To qualify, companies had to meet basic criteria regarding operating an office in New Jersey and participate in an evaluation of workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second component was an employee survey that measured satisfaction and experiences from working at the company. The combined scores determined the top listing and final rankings.
"We highly value our dedicated IEEE employees and are continually developing ways to promote a positive work environment and professional development opportunities," said James Prendergast, IEEE Executive Director. "Our survey scores were higher in several notable categories, including training and development and overall engagement, which is a testament to our commitment to continually evaluate and improve current programs."
IEEE has over 415,000 members in over 160 countries. More than 800 employees work in its New Jersey offices to help support the organization's mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE publishes nearly a third of the world's literature in the electrical engineering and computer science fields; sponsors more than 1,300 conferences in 81 countries each year, and has more than 1,500 industry standards that are currently published or in development.
In addition to its Operations Center based in Central New Jersey, IEEE also has several offices around the world, including California, China, India, Japan, New York, Singapore, and Washington DC.
The award program, created in 2005, is produced by NJBIZ and is in partnership with Garden State Council SHRM, The New Jersey State Chamber, Employers Association of New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
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