Monday July 22nd, 2024 2:16PM

Gwinnett Public Schools named one of America's best employers for new grads

By Lawson Smith Anchor/Reporter

Gwinnett County Public Schools was placed in the top 1% of “America’s Best Employers for New Grads” by Forbes

The district came in at number 185 on a list of the top 400 employers. 

“This honor speaks volumes about our organizational culture and values,” GCPS Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts said in a release. “It reflects our school district’s commitment to creating a supportive and dynamic work environment where new graduates can thrive and develop professionally. As such, we believe in fostering a culture of inclusivity, innovation, and excellence, where every employee feels valued and empowered.”

 In partnership with research company Statista, the magazine reportedly surveyed over 100,000 professionals  with less than a decade of work experience working for companies with at least 1,000 employees in the United States. 

Respondents were asked whether they would recommend their employer to others and to rate that organization in areas such as compensation, benefits, advancement opportunities, working conditions, flexibility, company image, and inclusion. Additionally, participants were asked whether they would recommend any of their previous employers or those they know through their industry or through family and friends who work there. 

Responses were evaluated from surveys conducted over the past three years. All data points were incorporated into a scoring system, with a heavier weight placed on employee recommendations and the more recent survey responses. The final list ranks the 400 organizations that received the highest scores.

“Our emphasis on professional development and continuous learning ensures that our employees are well-equipped to meet the challenges of today’s educational landscape,”  Cathy Hardin, GCPS’ chief human resources officer, said. “Making Forbes’ ‘America’s Best Employers for New Grads’ list is a validation of the hard work our teams put in every day. It is a testament to our dedication to attracting and retaining top talent and ensuring our students receive the highest quality education. Being an employer that leads with empathy, values equity, moves and works effectively, and produces excellent outcomes makes a difference in our workspace and our community.”

Delta Airlines was ranked at the top of the list. Pennsylvania based wholesale company Amerigas Partners was listed as 400. 

GCPS was only one of two K-12 school districts to make the list, ranking ahead of Yale University (209), the University of Pennsylvania (231), the University of Florida (237), Brown University (239)  and Duke University (258). 

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