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BCWI Announces 2012 Best Christian Workplaces

by Staff
January 9, 2012
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SEATLE, (christiansunite.com) -- Making a difference, using their gifts, authentic leaders, fun colleagues and changing the world are all reasons employees like working with these dream workplaces. Meet the organizations that have most recently qualified as Best Christian Workplaces by obtaining a high score in the anonymous BCW employee engagement survey.

The BCW survey has been conducted in the US and Canada for the past 10 years and made its debut in Australia last year -- surveying over 100,000 employees to date. Each participating organization has a stated Christian mission and/or values.

The 2012 Best Christian Workplaces in the US include:

American Bible Society --
New York, NY

Apartment Life --
Hurst, TX

Ben Lippen --
Columbia, SC

Briarcrest Christian School --
Nashville, TN

CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) --
Pittsburgh, PA

Church Web Works --
Renton, WA

English Language Institute/China --
Ft. Collins, CO

Free Will Baptist Bible College --
Nashville, TN

Heritage Christian Academy -
Overland Park, KS

Joni & Friends --
Agoura Hills, CA

KSBJ --
Humble, TX

Lake Ann Camp --
Lake Ann, MI

MOPS International --
Colorado Springs, CO

Olivet Nazarene University --
Bourbonnais, IL

Phoenix Seminary --
Phoenix, AZ

Samaritan Ministries --
Peoria, IL

Santa Fe Christian Schools --
Solana Beach, CA

SpringHill Camps --
Evart, MI

Upward Sports --
Spartanburg, SC

Wheaton Academy -
West Chicago, IL

Whitworth University -
Spokane, WA

World Harvest Mission --
Jenkintown, PA

The 2012 Best Christian Workplaces in Canada include:

Compassion Canada -- London, ON

Al Lopus, President of BCWI notes, "We salute this year's Best Christian Workplaces for doing far more than just surviving despite the challenging economy. These organizations set the bar in terms of employee engagement and serve as an inspiration for all. While overall survey trends indicate employee engagement is struggling to recover from the shock of the financial recession, these leaders recognize the importance of nurturing healthy organizational cultures to better achieve their vision. They understand that healthy organizations are fruitful."

To earn the distinction as a Best Christian Workplace, organizations participate in the Best Christian Workplace Institute's employee engagement survey and meet predetermined standards of excellence. The survey covers issues such as: job satisfaction, commitment, Christian witness, supervisory effectiveness, work satisfaction, personal growth and development, management effectiveness, customer/supporter satisfaction, teamwork, communications and pay and benefits. Employees confidentially respond to more than 50 questions addressing these topics.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute's purpose is to serve faith-based organizations by creating processes of discovery, facilitating organizational effectiveness and encouraging practices that build healthy workplaces. BCWI is a non-profit research based organizational and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, Washington. www.bcwinstitute.org

The Canadian Council of Christian Charities is a member-based association of over 3,000 Canadian faith-based registered charities. www.cccc.org.

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