Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2005
The Partners and Principals of Clough Harbour & Associates LLP (CHA) are pleased to announce that CHA has been named among CE News' Top 10 Best Large Civil Engineering Firms To Work For in their October 2005 issue. The ten large firms that were selected for this distinction all rank within CE News’ overall list of the Top 50 Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For.
CE News sponsors the annual contest to recognize and reward civil engineering firms that demonstrate outstanding workplace practices. For the purposes of this contest, a large firm was defined as one with 500 employees or more.
"We are honored to be named among the nation’s best civil engineering firms to work for," said Paula Heller, CHA's Director of Human Resources. "Our people form the core of our business, and we are committed to identifying and implementing best practices to provide them with a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding work experience."
All of the participating firms completed an extensive questionnaire about workplace practices and executed an Employee Satisfaction Survey to their staff. According to Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editor of CE News, more than 16,000 civil engineering firm employees provided feedback about how satisfied they are with their firms’ offerings.
The survey included questions about participating firms’ culture, benefits, performance and recognition practices, compensation, professional development programs, recruiting and retention efforts, among others.
“We applaud all of the firms that entered the competition for recognizing the many benefits that creating a high quality workplace has on the lasting success of a firm,” said Fauerbach. “Finding and keeping top-notch employees is a difficult and costly process for firms in this industry. This contest provides a valuable endorsement of the stellar workplaces these 50 firms have created so they can attract and retain the best and brightest candidates.”
“The best companies, especially those providing professional services like civil engineering firms, understand that people are the key to business success,” added Fauerbach.
About CE News
CE News is the leading business magazine serving the civil engineering market. With its award-winning editorial, CE News provides readers with targeted business advice and technical information not available from any other source. CE News is published by ZweigWhite, which provides business information and expertise exclusively to engineers, architects, and professionals throughout the design and construction industry.
About Clough Harbour & Associates LLP
Clough Harbour & Associates LLP is a highly diversified, full service engineering firm providing planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients throughout the eastern United States. The firm employs a staff of 600 people in 25 offices across the United States and is listed as one of the top 120 US Design Firms by the Engineering News-Record.
The rankings are available online at CENews.com.