Lancaster, September 22, 2014 – For the second year in a row, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has been named 49th on the list of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.
Diane Baldassarre, Manager, Administration, was pleased to learn of ACT’s recognition. “Although we devote an organized effort into being a Best Place to Work in PA, it’s really the employees themselves that make this a great work environment. Aside from the activities and continuous efforts towards company improvement, the day to day attitudes, humor, and talent that our teammates bring to ACT are truly what make this place great.”
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, who are benefiting the state’s economy and its workforce. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States, 25 to 249 employees and 250 or more employees.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– 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 working in Pennsylvania
– Be in business a minimum of one year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.Company rankings within the list were revealed December 4, 2014.
ACT was also named a Best Place to Work in PA for 2013, listed at number 66, and hopes to continue the upward climb for 2015.