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September 18, 2023
September 18, 2023, Jersey City, NJ – While many criteria may be used to determine whether a workplace is a great place to be employed, perhaps the most valued assessment is that of employees. For the second year in a row, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been honored as one of the 2023 “Great Colleges to Work For®” with an important plus – special designation as a “Great Colleges to Work For®” Honor Roll institution.
ModernThink LLC selects the “Great Colleges to Work For®” using a two-prong methodology: the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© administered to faculty, administrators, exempt professional and non-exempt staff, as well as adjuncts at two-year colleges; and the ModernThink Higher Education Institution Questionnaire® (IQ) that captures employment data and workplace policies from each institution.
HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber said that the College is one of 72 higher education institutions – 22 two-year and 50 four-year – selected for “Great Colleges to Work For®” designation from a large nationwide field of college and university entries. “Knowing that employees’ feedback was the primary factor in earning “Great Colleges to Work For®” recognition makes this honor especially important,” he stated.
Of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For®,” only 42 were designated stand-outs and named to the “Great Colleges to Work For®” Honor Roll. Honor Roll designation is awarded based on the number of times schools excelled in individual recognition categories. HCCC received this special acknowledgement in seven of the ten employee survey categories: Job Satisfaction and Support, Professional Development, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Mission and Pride, Shared Governance, Faculty Experience, and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.
Now in its sixteenth year, the “Great Colleges to Work For®” program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the United States. Karen Kukulka, Chief Operating Officer at ModernThink, stated: “Participation in the Great Colleges program alone demonstrates a commitment from colleges to opening a dialogue with their faculty and staff. Pair that commitment with recognition in a key area of engagement, and you’ve got a group of institutions who are putting the best practices of employee engagement to work – they are walking the talk.”