DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 3 May 2011—OCLC, the nonprofit computer library service and research organization based in Dublin, has been named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the third consecutive year.
Best Employers in Ohio is a program of the Best Companies Group in conjunction with the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council. The Best Employers in Ohio program is an incentive for companies to improve their workplace practices, which in turn helps them attract and retain the best employees. The Best Employers in Ohio recognition is based in large part on confidential surveys of each organization's employees.
OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries use OCLC services to manage their libraries and provide services to their users. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest database of resources held in libraries.
"It's an honor for OCLC to be named one of the best employers in Ohio three years in a row," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "We at OCLC are on the leading edge of library technology, and we work hard to keep our benefits and workplace environment on the leading edge as well. We remain committed to making OCLC an ideal place to work for all employees."
For the third consecutive year, OCLC has been named among the Best Employers in Ohio in the category of organizations with 250 or more employees. A total of 10 organizations are recognized each year in the Large Organizations category. The complete list of organizations recognized as Best Employers in Ohio will be published in the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council publication in May.
Identifying and recognizing employers of choice is a joint effort of the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council and Best Companies Group. The Best Employers in Ohio program is open to all publicly or privately held organizations, either for-profit or not-for-profit.
The survey process was managed by Best Companies Group. A two-part survey process collected information about each company. That information was then evaluated and used to determine the final rankings. Part one of the assessment (one-quarter of each company's score) consisted of an employer survey that collected information about each company's benefits, policies, practices and other general data. Part two of the assessment (three-quarters of each company's total score) consisted of a confidential employee survey used to evaluate the employees' workplace experience. The two assessments provided information used in an in-depth analysis of the strengths of each company and the opportunities to build a better workplace.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.