2014 BEST PLACES IN KENTUCKY RANKINGS ANNOUNCED

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Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College was honored for the third straight year as a Best Place(s) to Work in Kentucky, ranking 18th in Medium Category at Awards Ceremony.

Best Places to Work in Kentucky logoBowling Green, Ky. (April 28, 2014) –  Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) was honored during the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Kentucky Career Center and UI SIDES, as the 18th highest ranking medium size company in the state. Over 1200 attendees joined in celebrating the 90 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. SKYCTC has received the designation as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for three years in a row..

According to Dr. Philip Neal, president of SKYCTC, “there are approximately 15,000 companies in the Commonwealth, which places us in the top one-half of one percent of all companies in the State of Kentucky. We were also the highest-ranking educational institution within the 90 organizations, which included community and technical colleges as well as universities! This is recognition of our faculty and staff’s outstanding contributions in creating an organization that values our students, each other, and our community”.

Community Bank Shares, First Corbin Long Term Care and River Road Asset Management were ranked the 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Winners were selected from three categories – small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed). The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey, administrated by Best Companies Group.

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative, as both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.

“Human resource professionals lead their organizations through effective strategic planning and creativity that impacts company’s bottom lines. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative highlights these professionals and workplace standards across the Commonwealth,” said KYSHRM Chair, Susan Simmons, SPHR.

According to Kentucky Chamber President and CEO, Dave Adkisson, “In order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must entice those from out of state to work here. The Best Places program does just that.”