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Best Cities for Employee Recognition: Do You Live in One?

Quantum Workplace reveals the top 10 cities for employee recognition

Omaha, NE, May 06, 2014 --( Huntsville, Nashville, and Austin are the best cities for employee recognition, according to a recent study from Quantum Workplace.

Leveraging employee surveys from nearly 5,000 organizations and 400,000 employees that participated in the Best Places to Work program, Quantum Workplace aggregated the contest data to identify cities where employees were most satisfied with employee recognition. The information collected examined employees’ perception of recognition frequency on items such as, a pay increase, access to new learning or training materials, granted time off, and praise from senior leadership.

The list below reflects the cities with the highest percentage of employees satisfied with recognition.

1. Huntsville, Alabama (73%)
2. Nashville, Tennessee (69%)
3. Austin, Texas (68%)
4. San Antonio, Texas (68%)
5. Washington, D.C. (68%)
6. Atlanta, Georgia (67%)
7. Charlotte, North Carolina (67%)
8. Orlando, Florida (67%)
9. Raleigh, North Carolina (67%)
10. Tampa, Florida (67%)

Quantum Workplace’s 2014 Recognition Trends Report examined more details on employee recognition. The report analyzed employees’ preference of 11 different types of recognition and the frequency at which each were received. The recognition findings were segmented across eight unique demographics - including gender, position level, age, and race - in order to give a more in-depth view of recognition nationwide.

To view the complete report, visit:

Quantum Workplace evaluates employees' perceptions of 11 types of recognition, including praise from senior leadership, access to new learning or training opportunities, a personalized gift, and a pay increase. The survey uses a semantic differential scale to determine if employees received too little, too much, or the right amount of each recognition item. Employees who said they received the right amount of recognition were considered satisfied. All surveys were collected from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. A total of nearly 400,000 employees took the survey. In order to be considered for this data set, each city must have held a Best Places to Work contest with more than 70 participating organizations.

About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace delivers smart tools for achieving and recognizing workplace awesomeness. When work is awesome, employees are engaged, clients are loyal, and business is good. Quantum Workplace serves more than 5,000 organizations annually through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit or email info@quantumworkplace.
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