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Newsmakers in business: Brenau earns accolade as a top workplace
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For the third time, Brenau University was recognized Monday as one of the best higher education institutions to work for in the United States.

It was among about 80 universities and colleges — and one of only three from Georgia — listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings.

The publication noted that Brenau recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching, its supervisors make expectations clear and solicit ideas, and employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.

The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For survey is the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education. Now in its 10th year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. Brenau broke into the survey in 2011 as part of the group of national universities that gained “Honor Roll” status in the rankings.

The results are based on demographics, workplace policies and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition is the employee feedback.

Specifically, the university won honors in three categories: respect and appreciation, teaching environment and supervisor-department chair relationship.