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Deadline extended to nominate your company for Tampa Bay Times' Top Workplaces

You still have time to nominate your company for the Tampa Bay Times' fifth Top Workplaces special section.

The pace of nominations has already exceeded the previous four years, but we've also heard from some of the procrastinators hoping for some extra time. You've got it. We've extended the deadline to Nov. 22.

Last year's list included some well-known names like T-Mobile and Capitol One. But it also showcased the talent at Tampa's BKS-Partner, a boutique insurance company, St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School and the Pinellas/Pasco Public Defender's Office, where employees had not received a raise in six years but still loved the work.

Almost 35,000 workers from more 170 companies took the survey last year. The Times' research partner, Workplace Dynamics, ranks employers within their size category based solely on the employee responses to the survey statements. The Times doesn't choose the winners; the employees of the companies do.

Here's what three of those workers said about their workplaces:

"When I first came here, I thought, 'Who are these people, clapping at 8 in the morning. What weirdos.' But it's invigorating. You feed off everyone's energy."

"We're all going for the same common goal. It truly feels like I've been hired to do the best I can."

"They constantly train, train, train. At other places they give you a video and say, 'Watch this.' Here, it's every day."

Can your workplace break into the Top 100? Here are the details:

Any employee from the CEO on down to a part-time worker can nominate an organization. Workplace Dynamics will contact nominated organizations and ask them to participate in a survey.

Any organization — public, private, government or nonprofit — with at least 50 employees in the Tampa Bay area can participate. The special section will publish in the spring.

It is free for your organization to participate, and every organization that participates will receive feedback on its workplace.

To make a nomination, which takes only a minute or two, go to tampabay.com/nominate or call (727) 498-5578.

Graham Brink, Times business editor

Deadline extended to nominate your company for Tampa Bay Times' Top Workplaces 10/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 25, 2013 6:59pm]
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