Westerville Public Library was ranked one of 2016 Best Employers in Ohio.

The Westerville Public Library was named as one of the 2016 Best Employers in Ohio by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group. Thirty-nine companies were named for 2016. In the Small/Medium Employer Category, the library ranked as #14. (This was the second time that the library participated in the ranking. In 2014's Small/Medium Employer Category, the library ranked as #16.)

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Ohio, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, a company was required to be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in the state of Ohio; have at least 15 employees working in Ohio; and be operating as a business a minimum of one year.

The two-part process called for the library to provide information regarding workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and then asked each employee to complete a brief online survey that measured employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies. The survey was completed by 80% of library staff, including full-time and part-time workers. At the time, the library had 105 employees.

For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit www.BestEmployersOH.com.

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