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CCS named top 10 workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Carrollton City Schools has been recognized once again for providing an exceptional working environment as a Top Workplaces 2023 honoree, awarded this time by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The district was recognized as the first place finalist in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work program in 2018.

The district placed sixth in the large employer category out of 25 large organizations.

The awards were based on surveys conducted by Energage, LLC, an employee engagement technology partner of the AJC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection.

The achievement is a testament to the dedication and commitment of staff who consistently go above and beyond to create an environment where students excel, said Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus. 

“One of our top priorities at Carrollton City Schools is the well-being and professional growth of our employees and we want to ensure they have the support and resources they need to thrive in their roles of supporting our kids, families, and community. We are proud to have received this honor.”

According to the AJC, a record 7,998 companies were nominated or asked to participate by employees and community members for the 2023 Top Workplaces ranking process.

Of those nominated, 332 companies participated in the no-cost scientific survey program. These companies represent 98,438 workers in the Atlanta region.

Any public, private, nonprofit or governmental employer with a minimum of 50 employees in the 17-county metro region was eligible.

Based on employee feedback scores, the 2023 top 175 includes 25 large companies, 71 midsize companies and 79 small companies.

The AJC issued the following statement in a press release about this year’s Top Workplaces: “We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the organizations that made it to the Atlanta’s top 175 workplaces in 2023. Your dedication to excellence is an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to seeing how you continue to shape the future of work in Atlanta and beyond.”

Energage CEO Eric Rubino said earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies because it comes authentically from their employees.

“That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

Employers are ranked in groups of similar size, and those that score high enough are recognized as Top Workplaces. Official rankings were revealed in the Top Workplaces Special Section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this month.