A Look Inside: Feedback from the Employees of a Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work Team

🕑 3 minutes read | Sep 03 2020 | By Becky Gendron

The Boston Business Journal recently announced their 2020 list of Best Places to Work the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. TTA is proud and honored to be a part of this list. Each year, the Best Places to Work list is determined by an employee survey that measures a wide range of research-validated workplace factors that impact employee engagement and satisfaction. Companies named a ‘Best Place to Work by Boston Business Journal foster a workplace culture where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for the organization, and intend to stay into the future.

The Survey

In order to be considered as a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work, the members of your team must fill out an anonymous survey. The average of your team’s responses creates your organization’s Best Place to Work score. Scores can range from 0-100 with 100 being the best possible score.

Based solely on the anonymous feedback of our team, TTA is excited to announce that we posted an impressive score of 96.75% out of the possible 100. Of this, 93.55% of TTA employees were categorized as ‘Highly Engaged Employees’, 6.45% were categorized as ‘Moderately Engaged Employees’, and we had 0% of our team categorize as ‘Disengaged’ or ‘Barely Engaged’ employees.

In addition to levels of engagement, the survey also measured factors such as growth opportunities and generations at TTA. As an example, the survey found that an impressive 100% of men and 100% of women at TTA agree with the following statement:

“I see professional growth and career development opportunities for myself in this organization.”

Generations in the Workplace

Among the other key questions addressed during the survey, many factors were evaluated to determine the level of engagement among different generations. The survey evaluated whether or not TTA is a culture that helps develop younger employees and also if we solely focus more on our more mature workforce. In order to be deemed a ‘Best Place to Work’ you must foster a culture that works for employees of all generations.

When evaluated for our level of engagement among different generations, TTA showed 97% of engagement for every single generational age group including: ages 26-35, ages 36-45, and ages 46-55.

Work Environment & Knowing What Matters

Another key factor evaluated in the survey was our work environment and what is most important to us at TTA. Based on the answers of our employees, here are some of the key findings from this portion of the survey revealed the following:

According to Boston Business Journal, ensuring that your employees feel valued proves to be one of the factors that most heavily impacts employee engagement. The survey showed that 100% of TTA employees feel valued and agree with the following statement:

“The senior leaders of the organization value people as their most important resource.”

Thoughts from TTA Team Members

Lastly, throughout the survey, TTA team members were invited to provide option responses to several open-ended questions. TTA team members shared a total of 84 responses.

Here is just one example of the great feedback we received from the TTA team throughout the survey:

TTA is honored to have been named as a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work. Having a great team that loves what they do, enjoys being with their team members and has opportunity for growth and success is at the heart of our culture at TTA and we are so happy to see that this has been reflected in the anonymous feedback from our team in the BBJ survey.

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