Waste & Recycling News launches "Best Places To Work"

Apr 24, 2013, 09:00 ET from Waste & Recycling News

DETROIT, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are average, everyday employers. Then there are companies that go the extra mile for their workers: Pizza day. Generous Christmas bonuses. A paid day off each year on your birthday. It's those special touches that make a company a "Best Place to Work."

Waste & Recycling News is eager to discover what companies are doing right by the workers and deserve the title of "Best Places To Work" in the waste, recycling and environmental management industry.

Waste & Recycling News is joining forces with Best Companies Group to determine which waste hauler, government agency, sustainability department and equipment manufacturer make the first "Best Places To Work" list. The determination will be based on a series of questions answered by the employer and the company's employees.

There is no charge for companies or organizations to participate in the "Best Places To Work" program. The only requirement is companies must have at least 15 employees. Dozens of companies and municipalities are already signed up.

"Our industry is made up of billion-dollar firms, city recycling departments, mom-and-pop trash companies and more," said Brennan Lafferty, publisher of Waste & Recycling News. "It's so diverse. But Best Companies Group has found a fair way to compare our industry's companies within four separate categories. I'm excited to see who makes the list and what makes them a great place to work.

"Human resources officials and marketing executives in our field will love this program. This distinction can do wonders for recruiting and retaining top talent and even improving employee morale if they make the list," Lafferty said.

The deadline to submit nominations to the "Best Places To Work" program is May 10. To register, visit www.bestplacestoworkwrn.com.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Waste & Recycling News to help identify and recognize the 'Best Places to Work,' " said Peter Burke, president & co-founder of Best Companies Group. "More organizations understand the value of creating workplaces where employees love to come to work. Now, it's time to honor those that have been successful.  The credibility of this designation lies in our beliefs that, if you want to know if it's a great place to work, ask the employees. That's exactly what we will be doing.

"Even if an organization does not make the list, the optional Employee Feedback Report can be reason enough to participate," Burke said.  "The report will summarize all the employee data we collected through the process and will contain very useful information that can be used to improve the workplace."

Waste & Recycling News is hosting a webinar to explain and answer questions about the nomination process for "Best Places To Work." The webinar is scheduled for April 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern.  Sign up for the webinar at www.wasterecyclingnews.com/section/bestplacestowork.

Waste & Recycling News is a Crain Communication Inc media brand that provides news and information to environmental management professionals and a marketing vehicle for equipment makers and service providers. Waste & Recycling News operates a bi-weekly newspaper, the Residential Recycling Conference, the Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference, the Waste Fleet Conference, "Curbside Live" online newscast, two websites and five e-newsletters. For more details, visit www.wasterecyclingnews.com.

Best Companies Group is a division of Journal Multimedia, a multi-title publishing and events company in Harrisburg, Pa. Best Companies Group operates dozens of "best" programs across the country, including Best Places To Work In Insurance, Best Nonprofit Organizations To Work For, Best Places To Work in Healthcare and multiple state and city programs. For more information, visit www.bestcompaniesgroup.com.

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