Registration for the 2015 Best Places to Work in PA program is now open.

Registration for the 2015 Best Places to Work in PA, a program that benefits both employers and employees, is now open.

Employees from around the world can use the listing as a tool to find their next employer while employers use the survey to increase employee retention, refine corporate policy and ultimately boost profits.

Nominations for these valuable awards are now being accepted online at until Friday, June 5.

While making the list alone is a prestigious honor, participating companies gain additional benefits. After the two part survey process is complete, each participating company receives the results of their Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. Many participants agree the information they receive is nearly as valuable as making the list.

“Team Pennsylvania Foundation is honored to sponsor a program that celebrates businesses and the employees that make their companies a great place to work,” said Laura Williams, President & CEO, Team PA. “Best Places to Work is an outstanding program because it supplies employers with feedback on their businesses, companies use the survey results to create even greater work environments, and it is an excellent recruitment tool. I strongly encourage every business in the commonwealth to participate in the Best Places to Work program.”

Designed to recognize two types of businesses, the program, now in its 16th year, ranks medium-sized (25-249 employees) and large-sized companies (250 employees or more). A company’s participation often leads to valuable and unique long-term benefits for its corporate climate and for its employee recruitment efforts.

To be eligible, participating companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business.
  • Be a publicly or privately held business.
  • Have a facility in Pennsylvania.
  • Have at least 25 employees in Pennsylvania.
  • Be in good standing with all commonwealth agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction.
  • Be in business for at least one year
  • Government entities are not eligible
  • Meet the nomination deadline: Friday, June 5

The 2015 Best Places competition is a public/private partnership of:

Team Pennsylvania Foundation;

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED); and

Central Penn Business Journal

Founding Partner & Sponsor: Team Pennsylvania Foundation

Program Partner: Pennsylvania State Council for the Society of Human Resources Management (PA SHRM)

Presenting Sponsor: BDO USA LLP

Major Sponsor: Saul Ewing LLP

For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, please visit