SNHU is the only recipient from NH to receive this distinction every year since the award's inception
Manchester, N.H. (July 16, 2018) - For the eleventh consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) as one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work For." SNHU, the only recipient from NH, is one of three institutions in the country that has earned this distinction every year since the award's inception, and is among 84 institutions that received the award this year.
As one of the largest employers in the Granite State, SNHU also earned Honor Roll status for the seventh consecutive year for scoring well across multiple categories, including Collaborative Governance; Compensation and Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace and Security; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; and Work/Life Balance.
All full-time faculty and staff were invited to participate in the survey and nearly two-thirds offered feedback. Based on the top three responses, SNHU employees believe the University actively contributes to the community in a positive way, feel supported by their colleagues and embraced for who they are as individuals and understand how their job contributes to the University's mission.
"At SNHU, our staff and faculty work tirelessly every day to help our students reach new heights and accomplish their goals," said Paul LeBlanc, president, SNHU. "Our employees are what makes SNHU great, and this recognition from The Chronicle of Higher Education is a direct reflection of the work we do collectively each and every day."
The "Great Colleges to Work For" survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country for colleges and universities. Now in its eleventh year, it recognizes the institutions that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies.
The survey results are based on 253 applications from participating colleges and universities. The results were comprised from a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and an anonymous survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff.
The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback. The survey asked staff and faculty nationwide to assess their employers' leadership, career opportunities, compensation and overall work environment.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous "Best Places to Work" programs.
To view the survey results, please click here.
About Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 85-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 100,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers over 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each student. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.
About The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is dedicated to serving the higher-education community with insights, understanding, and intellectual engagement. Academic leaders and professionals from around the world trust The Chronicle's analysis and in-depth exploration to make informed decisions.
About ModernThink LLC
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of "Best Place to Work" initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions. Learn more at http://www.modernthink.com.