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NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 25th year that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent.
“Twenty-five years ago, ERC established the NorthCoast 99 annual awards program and event to help make our region a long-term destination of choice for companies and high-performing individuals,” said Samantha Marx, ERC’s director of strategic projects, who oversees the NorthCoast 99 program. “More than a badge of honor, this yearlong research program provides employers with data on the policies and practices that are proven to attract and retain top-notch talent.”
NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development, and retention in the areas of organizational strategy, policies, and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition, and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized for the thirteenth time as a top workplace in Northeast Ohio,” said Dalithia Smith, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Oatey. “We are incredibly proud of the culture we have created at Oatey – allowing associates to make an impact in a place where they matter. A big thank you to each of our associates for all they do to make Oatey an award-worthy place to work!”
“It has been incredible to see the evolution of top workplaces over the last 25 years through the NorthCoast 99 program,” said ERC President Kelly Keefe. “While much has changed since the program’s founding in 1999, prioritizing the employee experience has remained a common theme among winning organizations. Year after year, the winners have developed innovative policies and offered exceptional benefits to attract, engage, and retain talented workers. We look forward to recognizing this year’s winners and sharing their success stories.”