Jennings is a 2019 NorthCoast 99 Award Winner

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Jennings is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the 11th time that our organization has received the NorthCoast 99 Award. A further distinction for Jennings this year is that we are additionally recognized for a special category: Employee Engagement and Development.

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 21st year that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. “More than a business award or event, NorthCoast 99 is a yearlong research project ERC established to help employers make a difference in the lives of people working and living in our 22-county region,” noted ERC senior vice president Carrie Morse, who has overseen the program for the last 17 years.

NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development, and retention in five distinct areas: organizational strategy, policies, and communication; recruitment, selecting, and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and development; and total rewards.

“This particular recognition is a beautiful connection to one of our values, Discovery of Potential,” says Denise Smudla, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Jennings has a strong foundation of strategies to engage and recognize staff, as well as resources to encourage and support staff members to continue growing.” Jennings operates at four Northeast Ohio locations: Jennings’ Garfield Heights campus, Jennings at Brecksville, Notre Dame Village in Chardon, and Library Court Apartments in Shaker Heights.

“We’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate this year’s NorthCoast 99 award winners! With unemployment at a 49-year-low, the benchmarks for attracting, engaging, and retaining employees are higher than ever. Year after year, winning organizations are raising the bar with increasingly progressive and groundbreaking HR practices and benefits that elevate the experience of their employees,” said Kelly Keefe, president of ERC.

The 2019 NorthCoast 99 Awards program is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; CareerCurve; Cleveland Magazine; ERChealth; Gino’s Awards; Maloney + Novotny; Mark Wayner Creative; Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis; Oswald Companies; Staffing Solutions Enterprises; and Ultimate Software.

Founded in 1920, ERC helps organizations make their workplaces great by providing expert people solutions that include training, consulting, research, and HR support services. ERC also sponsors the ERChealth insurance program in Ohio. Additional information about ERC and its services can be found at www.yourERC.com and www.northcoast99.org/

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