FHSD Named a Top Workplace for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted on 06/26/2016
FHSD Named a Top Workplace for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the fourth consecutive year. FHSD ranked in the Top Workplace large business category, which is comprised of similarly-sized organizations. FHSD also received special recognition by being awarded the Meaningfulness Award, indicating FHSD employees feel their work makes them part of something meaningful.

“Francis Howell is full of very talented and caring people. Our staff works hard every day to provide the best educational experiences for the children of our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Pam Sloan. “It is because of the intentional work and efforts done on the part of our students, staff, and community that we are one of the highest performing districts in the state, and again one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis.”

All FHSD employees had the opportunity to take the confidential workplace survey earlier this spring, which focused on organizational health and employee engagement.
Nearly 1,500 responses were received over a three-week period from approximately 2,300 FHSD employees, which accounts for a 63 percent response rate.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees.”

This year, 177 companies, nonprofit groups, and government agencies agreed to participate in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Work Places confidential survey, conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLC. The participants were from organizations that employ more than 65,000 people in the Greater St. Louis area; more than 38,000 responded to the confidential survey.

A complete list of 2016 Top Workplaces and more information about how workplaces are selected, are available at STLToday.com.


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