Commission Receives Top Workplace Recognition

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[Richmond, VA]- The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission is proud to announce its recognition as a 2022 Top Workplace in Virginia and in the USA. The Commission was also ranked third out of 21 companies awarded in the mid-sized category during the recent Top Workplace event, as sponsored by the Richmond Times Dispatch. Along with this achievement, the Commission was also presented with the 2022 Doers Award, which is given to a company that knows its mission, is moving in the right direction and working efficiently.

This is the second year the Commission has been recognized with the Top Workplace accolade, both in 2021 and 2022. This is the first time being nominated as a Top Workplace in the USA. The Commission is recognized in the mid-size category, meaning 125-399 employees.

"The Commission is very proud of this recognition. We are pleased to know that our Team feels their work is valued and our efforts to achieve a positive work culture and work-life balance are being achieved for a second year in a row. The national recognition, with the Top USA Workplace Award, is quite humbling, as our vision is to lead the nation as the most effective and innovative state agency. The national award confirms that our Team is accomplishing great things here in the Commission, executing the duties entrusted to us by the Commonwealth of Virginia." said Chairman Robert A. Rapaport. "We are also very pleased that our Team was recognized with the prestigious Doers Award, which is exemplified through our Team's consistent, high quality and innovative work, achieved on a daily basis."

Click here to read the Commission's section from the Richmond Times-Dispatch article in .pdf format.

The survey gathers responses regarding issues relating to the following:

  • Alignment: where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, effective meetings;
  • Coaching: managers care about concerns, are helpful, encourage employee development;
  • Connection: employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, working at full potential, clued in to each other;
  • Engagement: productivity, retention and recruiting;
  • Leadership: confidence in company leaders;
  • Performance: execution, open-mindedness, innovation and clued-in leadership; and
  • The Basics: pay, benefits, flexibility, training and expectations.