âThe Linedata team represents some of asset managementâs top talent and we take employee retention very seriously,â said Annie Morris, managing director of Linedata North America. âDespite what may be perceived as an employerâs market, attracting top talent is harder than ever before and firms must differentiate themselves to attract and retain talented individuals. At Linedata we have established an environment that fosters our employeesâ well-being, happiness and career growth. This âTop Places to Workâ recognition is evidence of our strong culture; we are delighted by the recognition, both by The Boston Globe and our valued employees.â
âIâd like to extend my congratulations to Linedata for their inclusion in the 2011 issue of The Boston Globeâs Top Places to Work, and for so clearly demonstrating effective ways to create a positive work environment,â said Chris Mayer, publisher of The Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe engaged WorkplaceDynamics, specialists in employee engagement and retention, to survey employees at 237 participating companies, receiving completed surveys from 73,813 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organizationâs performance according to 24 distinct statements, ranging from âNew ideas are encouraged at this company,â to âItâs easy to tell my boss the truth.â In addition, all the employers were invited to complete a 12-question survey on workplace practices.
To compile the ranking, each employer was measured according to six factors: direction, execution, managers, career, conditions and pay and benefits.
All of the participating employers were placed into one of three size groups, based on the number of employees in Massachusetts, to account for the âsmall company effectâ found in such surveys. Small workplaces were defined as those with 100 to 249 employees; midsize workplaces were defined as those with 250 to 999 employees; and large workplaces were those with 1,000 or more employees. All companies were then ranked within their size band.