DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 20 November 2012—OCLC, the nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization based in Dublin, has been named among the "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio.
OCLC was ranked fifth in the category for organizations with 500 or more employees. The rankings were determined by questionnaires completed confidentially by employees and data collected by Quantum, an Omaha, Nebraska-based research organization. Awards were presented during a luncheon, hosted by Columbus Business First, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on November 7.
"OCLC staff share a deep commitment to our public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing costs for libraries," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "As an organization, we will continue our commitment to attracting and retaining highly talented and motivated people, and making OCLC a great place to work. We are honored to receive this award."
OCLC headquarters in Dublin employs 750; a total of 1,200 employees work in OCLC offices around the world.
In addition to "Best Places to Work," OCLC has been recognized by several other organizations this year as an outstanding workplace:
- OCLC was among Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT" for the seventh consecutive year
- OCLC was named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the fourth consecutive year by the Best Companies Group in conjunction with the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council
- OCLC was awarded the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
The Best Places to Work program, launched in 2005, is a voluntary nomination-based program. Each nominated company had the option to participate in the survey process free of charge. Quantum Workplace hosted an anonymous online survey with questions about workplace satisfaction.
All companies that met the completed survey requirements had their individual scores tallied by Quantum Workplace and were sent an overview of their company's scores.
Each organization is ranked against the other companies in their size category. The top companies in each size category are honored as Business First's Best Places to Work.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in over 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.