Chelsea Groton Bank Credits Employees for Top Workplace Award
Throughout its 165-year history, Chelsea Groton Bank has won countless awards for helping their customers and communities achieve their goals. Now for the fourth year in a row, employees have bestowed the Bank with the 2019 Top Workplaces honor by the Hartford Courant.
“Fostering a positive workplace culture has always been a top priority. This is more than a job to all of us and that is reflected in the enthusiastic employee feedback,” said Michael Rauh, President & CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “We are truly grateful to accept this honor from the Hartford Courant for another consecutive year. We would also like to thank our employees for their support in nominating the Bank.”
The annual Top Workplaces accolades are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Fifteen aspects of workplace culture were measured, covering four main areas, including how well employees work together toward a common cause. Employees were asked about company values, whether new ideas are encouraged or if managers help employees learn and grow. Pay, benefits and training also are key questions.
Chelsea Bank employees noted that their contributions both in and out of the office are highly valued and that they are members of a close-knit work family. Many feel proud to perform meaningful work that improves the lives of their neighbors. A tangible example of community support is a $165 donation by the Chelsea Groton Foundation to the worthy cause of each employee’s choice in honor of Chelsea Groton's 165th anniversary.
“At Chelsea Groton, we take great care in selecting benefits and initiatives that contribute to our employees’ health and wellbeing,” said Anne Wilkinson, SVP, Director of Human Resources at Chelsea Groton Bank. “We also encourage, celebrate and acknowledge our fellow team members. We’re thrilled to know our team feels appreciated and fulfilled by the work they do.”
While Chelsea Groton offers traditional benefits for employees, the Bank also provides employees the opportunity to partake in a variety of continual education programs, as well as a manager training program. Team members are invited to participate in a wellness program designed with incentives to track and challenge employees in physical, mental, and financial well-being. Community volunteerism, donations and supply drives have also always been a driving factor in bringing the team together.