Employer of Choice



What is an Employer of Choice?

An "Employer of Choice" is an organization that is widely regarded as an attractive place to work by current and potential employees. Such organizations have a reputation for providing an outstanding work environment, competitive pay and benefits, opportunities for career development, work-life balance, and other employee-focused initiatives that contribute to job satisfaction.

Job Quality Matters

The challenge of attracting and retaining a diverse, productive, engaged workforce has grown significantly in recent years. In today's environment, many manufacturers are struggling to fill open positions and keep their existing workforce. Recruiting, hiring and developing new employees is an investment, and engaging and retaining current workers is critical to maximize that investment and increase productivity.  
Discover what it means to become an employer of choice and take the steps to learn how to better overcome talent management challenges. 

  • Economic stability: Does the job offer adequate pay, health benefits, and a reliable working schedule?
  • Economic mobility: Does the job follow fair hiring practices and support opportunities to grow one’s career and wealth?  
  • Equity, respect, and voice: Does the workplace have a culture that supports its employees by encouraging accountability, advancing diversity and inclusion, and empowering employees to improve their workplace?

Job quality is not just about the job; it is a combination of key drivers that are important to each worker’s overall employment experience. Pay and benefits matter, and so do a multitude of other factors such as workplace safety and health, having a voice in decision making, scheduling predictability, feeling valued, skills building, and advancement. Together, these distinguish an employer of choice from the rest. 

How to become an Employer of Choice?

Workers seek quality jobs, and companies that prioritize job quality become employers of choice. 

What makes an organization an employer of choice is its potential to recruit and retain talent.  It takes more than just offering a great benefits package, companies need to adopt a set of initiatives and practices that can be implemented to become a desirable workplace for all employees. FloridaMakes offers manufacturers an effective, “at no cost” online survey tool to gather benchmarking data, that empowers employers to make informed decisions to improve their workplaces.

How can your company be recognized as an Employer of Choice?

FloridaMakes offers manufacturers an assessment survey that evaluates benefits and other hr metrics such as, turnover rate and employee growth rate, to provide participating companies with unbiased insights that can be used to develop and implement data-driven, solutions to become great places to work.  The survey window for 2024 begins in early Spring 2024.

Job Quality Assessment

You can see where your company stands by taking this simple 5 minute Job Quality Assessment.  Completing the survey is a first step in improving worker satisfaction, engagement, and retention. It is essential that you understand the needs, expectations, and desires of your current and future workforce, before deciding on what changes to make. 


Job Quality Toolkit

Workers seek quality jobs, and companies that prioritize job quality become employers of choice.
Learn more about the 8 drivers of job quality and why it matters at  Job Quality
The Job Quality Toolkit is an actionable tool that organizations can use to improve the quality of the jobs they offer. Identifying and improving the drivers most valued by workers can significantly increase their satisfaction and engagement and, in turn, benefit the organization’s ability to compete for talent and achieve success in the marketplace.


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