NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 21st year that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. “More than a business award or event, NorthCoast 99 is a yearlong research project ERC established to help employers make a difference in the lives of people working and living in our 22-county region,” noted ERC senior vice president Carrie Morse, who has overseen the program for the last 17 years.
NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development, and retention in five distinct areas: organizational strategy, policies, and communication; recruitment, selecting, and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and development; and total rewards.
“This is further evidence that our mission to Help Others, starting with our own teammates, is growing and making a difference for more people than ever. My sincere desire is that we help our team achieve their dreams and that as a company we make the lives of the wonderful people on the ChoiceLocal team, and all people that we touch, better. I pray that my leadership and ChoiceLocal can live up to the values we espouse and that have been written about in places like ThriveGloabal and Authority Magazine,” said Joe Soltis, CEO of ChoiceLocal.
“We’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate this year’s NorthCoast 99 award winners! With unemployment at a 49-year-low, the benchmarks for attracting, engaging, and retaining employees are higher than ever. Year after year, winning organizations are raising the bar with increasingly progressive and groundbreaking HR practices and benefits that elevate the experience of their employees,” said Kelly Keefe, president of ERC.
The 2019 NorthCoast 99 Awards program is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; CareerCurve; Cleveland Magazine; ERChealth; Gino’s Awards; Mark Wayner Creative; Meyers, Roman, Friedburg & Lewis; Oswald Companies; Staffing Solutions Enterprises; and Ultimate Software.
ChoiceLocal is a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping franchise owners achieve next-level success in the online search and marketing arena. Our mission is simple: Help Others. ChoiceLocal works to help our partners achieve greater success with their own businesses, our teammates to achieve their goals and dreams, and the greater community through the Benjamin Isaac Foundation, which serves to help children in need throughout the world.
Founded in 1920, ERC helps organizations make their workplaces great by providing expert people solutions that include training, consulting, research, and HR support services. ERC also sponsors the ERChealth insurance program in Ohio. Additional information about ERC and its services can be found at www.yourERC.com.