Thursday, November 30, 2023

Township honored as a Top Workplace for 2023

Larger group of employees on the stairs Northville Township Hall.
Northville Township has made history. It has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by the Detroit Free Press. 

Northville Township is the first municipality in Michigan to win this award in the 15-year history of the Top Workplaces program, which recognizes outstanding employers. 

The honor is based on employee feedback through a confidential survey that measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of an organization. They include alignment, execution and connection. 

"On behalf of the board of trustees, I am really proud of this," said Northville Township Supervisor Mark J. Abbo. "Being the first local government in Michigan to achieve this status speaks volumes about our culture. Part of our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those who live in, work in and enjoy our community. This applies to our exceptional staff, too. Northville Township is special and our employees feel it." 

When asked to describe the culture in Northville Township, employees reported: professional, transparent, progressive, welcoming, collaborative, honest, positive, flexible and supportive. 

Additional questions revealed 85 percent of staff believes Northville Township operates by strong values. Similarly, 85 percent responded that the township is also going in the right direction. When asked if they would highly recommend working at Northville Township to others, 83 percent said yes. 

Of the 156 surveys sent, 130 staff members responded. This 83.3 percent response rate is 20 percent higher than the response rate by other local governments who tried for the designation. 

The survey was administered by Energage, LLC., an employee engagement technology company. 

"Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "That's something to be proud of. In today's market, leaders must ensure they're allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That's paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends." 

"It's exciting to make history by being the first municipality in Michigan to win this honor," added Abbo. "We are happy to be the employer of choice by so many great individuals who work so well as a team."