Town of Vail honored as Great Place to Work following survey
February 25, 2017
VAIL — The town of Vail has been certified as a Great Place to Work by independent analysts following a review of workplace ratings provided by town employees in anonymous surveys.
To achieve the workplace certification, survey metrics must exceed a 70 percent benchmark. The town of Vail certification process, conducted by researchers from Great Place to Work, based in San Francisco, found that 84 percent of employees agree that the town of Vail is a great place to work, 92 percent feel good about the ways they contribute to the community and 91 percent are proud to tell others they work for the town.
Vail Town Manager Stan Zemler said the workplace certification honors the town's culture of teamwork and camaraderie and is a tribute to employees across the organization for their strong work ethic and dedication.
“These ratings measure its capacity to earn its (town of Vail) own employees’ trust and create a great workplace.”Kim PetersExecutive vice president, Great Place to Work’s certification program
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"This is an incredibly amazing organization with amazing people who love what they do," Zemler said. He says the survey not only identified what's great about working here, but also ways to improve.
Town of Vail Human Resources Director Krista Miller said the new workplace certification will be a valuable recruitment tool for future employment opportunities.
"It is important for us to find ways to communicate our culture to new and potential employees so that they, too, can embrace our values," Miller said. The town provides a strong benefit package as well as special perks such as homebuyer assistance, tuition reimbursement and healthy living programs to help make Vail their home.
"We applaud the town of Vail for seeking certification," said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work's certification program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace — critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with the town of Vail should take into account as an indicator of high performance."
The town of Vail employs 265 full time employees and an additional 70 seasonal employees.
More than 10 million employees in 50 countries annually take the Trust Index Employee Survey through Great Place to Work. In 2016, the town of Vail was the only municipality certified and one of only 18 organizations in Colorado to be certified.
A summary of the Town of Vail results can be found at http://reviews.greatplace towork.com/town-of-vail.