Olivet Nazarene University is one of only three higher education workplaces named Best Christian Workplaces in the United States for 2015.
This is the tenth consecutive year Olivet has earned this honor from Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), an organization that provides consultation and research to help Christian workplaces flourish.
To qualify for the Best Christian Workplace designation, Olivet was required to have employees complete the BCWI employee engagement survey. Ninety percent of employees participated. Responses were assessed against BCWI standards in the areas of staff calling and passion, trustworthy culture, talent management, strategy and execution, innovation and staff involvement, authentic Christian leadership, personal development, compensation and benefits, and teamwork. Additional open-ended questions allowed employees to share more information about Olivet as an employer and to suggest improvements.
"Our employees make this University distinctive," said David Pickering, Olivet's director of Business and Human Resources. "For more than 10 years of this survey, our employees have consistently rated their co-workers as dedicated and passionate about the roles they play in meeting the needs of our students. There's an enduring high level of trust among everyone who works at Olivet, as well as an appreciation for the culture and benefits of being here."
This recognition comes on the heels of Olivet's being named as one of the friendliest college campuses in the United States by Niche.com.