DALLAS – Texas Baptists has been named a 2019 Top Workplace, National Standard winner by The Dallas Morning News. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution, and connection.
“Receiving this recognition is a testament to the servant spirit of our entire staff,” said Rollie Richmond, Texas Baptists’ director of Human Resources. “We strive daily to reflect our Savior in how we treat those we serve, both inside and outside of the organization. We are always aware that there is much yet to do to continue to grow a positive employee experience, but we are thankful, blessed and humbled by this recognition.”
Texas Baptists currently employs more than 250 full and part-time staff. Though based out of Dallas, convention staff span nine service regions including Waco, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, along the Texas/Mexico border and on 115 college campuses across the state. Texas Baptists staff are active members of affiliated churches, and are recognized with Service Awards in five-year increments.
“Earning the distinction of a Top Workplace National Standard winner is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
Convention staff will have the opportunity to participate in another Energage survey in one year, which will allow for a comparison of staff-reported factors with 2019 responses.
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”