VWC Earns New Accolades at Top Workplaces Event

The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission Earns Additional Accolades at Top Workplaces Awards Event

Candace Gray, Nichole Krol, Chad Burns, Evelyn McGill and Jason Quattropani proudly represented VWC at the Top Workplaces Awards event.


In addition to being recognized with a Top Workplaces Award for the fourth consecutive year, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (VWC) is honored to announce receiving for the first time, the Top Workplaces Manager's Award. The Commission was also recognized with the Top Midsize Company Award for the second year in a row during the recent Top Workplaces Awards event.

The Top Workplaces recognition program is developed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, who uses a third-party research firm, Energage, to survey workers on numerous issues, from workplace life to work-life balance, leadership, training opportunities and benefits.

The Manager's Award recognizes outstanding leadership and management within an organization, a recognition that is particularly well-aligned with the Commission's core values as the award recognizes respectful, supportive, impartial manager behaviors. The team of managers at the Commission is exceptional because managers excel in aligning their teams and the organization as a whole with the Commission's core values and strategic goals. Through clear communication, consistent support and a focus on individual and collective growth, Commission leaders attempt to ensure that every team member understands their role and how it contributes to the organization's success, fostering a positive and productive work environment. The Richmond Times Dispatch shared VWC's accomplishment in a recent article, in which VWC's Executive Director, Evelyn McGill shares the Commission's views on leadership and management: "As decision makers, we want to make the best decisions and we have to be willing to listen to different views." The article goes on to share VWC's view that when decision makers welcome team members' perspectives and use them in the decision-making process, teams become more cohesive, decisions are more well-rounded and team members are more likely to invest their talent in the work they do when they feel heard and valued.

This year marks the second consecutive year that VWC has received the Top Midsize Company Award, which celebrates organizations with 150-499 employees that excel in creating a positive and productive workplace. This award reflects VWC's ability to maintain high employee satisfaction and engagement as a midsize organization. In the Top Workplaces VWC spotlight, Ms. McGill is again quoted, saying: “One of our mantras here is to constantly seek to improve. And you only improve if you really take an honest look at your organization. The survey results will help us identify what is working well and what are the areas of concern that we need to pay attention to.” The Commission is using the survey feedback for its Strategic Direction Initiative, which is designed to plan its direction for the next several years. In other words, the Commission listens, and listens well, to the Team that works tirelessly each and every day to serve injured workers, victims of crimes, employers, and related industries throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VWC extends its deepest gratitude to all Team Members for their unwavering dedication and hard work, which have been instrumental in earning these recognitions.