2019 Employer of Choice Award Presented to CIS Abroad

CIS Abroad of Northampton, MA was selected as the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE) Employer of Choice Award recipient for 2019. The award was presented at EANE’s Employment Law and HR Practices Conference luncheon at the Sheraton Monarch Place in Springfield, MA on November 7.

The Employer of Choice award recognizes companies and organizations for developing workplaces that value employees, foster engagement, invest in employee development and reward performance. Past winners view the award as a cornerstone of their company credentials and often highlight the award in recruiting and retention, grants and funding applications, and business development. Many past winners have gone on to sit on the application review board to help select future winners of this award.

This year’s winner excelled in many areas, most notably:

  • Strong employee retention and their formal use of an Employee Net Promoter Score that is collected anonymously on a quarterly basis
  • An organizational culture that celebrates its people and the ways that the workforce demonstrate the organization’s core values in every-day tasks great and small
  • Active involvement from top management in creating meaningful engagement programs and an understanding by the C-suite of the programs’ importance

“In our present job-market, employers need to consider how they’re investing in their workforce,” said Meredith Wise, President of EANE. “In order to attract and retain top-level talent, organizations need to offer more than a paycheck to their employees. CIS Abroad has demonstrated their commitment to fostering a people-focused operation, where their entire workforce knows the importance of the organization’s core values and mission. CIS Abroad has developed an employee engagement plan that is both measurable and personally impactful for their entire workforce.”  

CIS Abroad provides innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for student-participants to become engaged world citizens. The passion of the CIS Abroad employees is visibly present when they talk about their programs and partners, as the lives of their employees have all been transformed by international experiences.

Part of the Employer of Choice Award is the video that EANE produces for the winning company. Over the years, many winners have utilized their award videos in recruiting and onboarding efforts. Click here to view the CIS Abroad video.