Chelsea Groton Bank has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Hartford Courant. The Top Workplaces lists are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection.
“To be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to employees is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”
“We’re honored to be named one of Connecticut’s Top Workplaces for a second year in a row,” said Anne Wilkinson, SVP, Director of Human Resources at Chelsea Groton Bank. “At Chelsea Groton, we are proud of the initiatives and benefits we are able to offer our team members, and we are pleased to know our employees feel fulfilled by the work they do and the communities we serve.”
While Chelsea Groton offers traditional benefits for employees, the Bank also provides employees the opportunity to partake in a variety of continual education programs, as well as a manager training program. The Bank recently developed a program geared at reminding employees of the history of Chelsea Groton Bank, along with the Bank’s core values and attributes. Employees are invited to participate in a wellness program designed with incentives to track and challenge employees in physical, mental, and financial well-being. Community volunteerism, donations and supply drives have also always been a driving factor in bringing employees together.
“One of the ways we are able to continue to grow as an organization, is to ensure our team feels appreciated, respected, and challenged,” said Michael Rauh, President & CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “We have always valued continual education and wellness opportunities for our employees. We recently trained select team members to help deliver financial literacy classes to the community. We also support the non-profits that are most important to our employees and we volunteer together in the communities.”
“Being able to support employees professionally and personally has always been important to us, and we’re pleased to know our team is aware of how much we value each of them,” continued Rauh. “We are honored to accept the Top Workplaces honor from The Hartford Courant for a second year.”