Dec. 10, 2012
-- The Institute of Notre Dame (IND), the first Catholic girls school in Baltimore, was honored as one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces for 2012 by “The Baltimore Sun” in its second annual listing. This year marks the first time IND faculty and staff participated in the survey, which evaluated their perspectives on significant workforce issues.
IND employees replied to the survey in late August on a range of topics that contribute to a positive work environment:
leadership, direction, compensation, connection, compensation and benefits. The response rate was excellent: although 46 percent was needed to qualify, IND employee’s response rate reached 80 percent. Of particular note are IND’s results in the direction category, which assessed employee attitudes on where the organization is headed, its values and ethics, and confidence in leadership. IND’s scores outperformed its peer primary and secondary school group by 20 percent.
High scores on such employee surveys also translate to better financial performance, said the Philadelphia-
based employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, which worked on the project with “The Baltimore Sun.” WorkplaceDynamics’
four-year study on the subject found that organizations with higher scores outperform the Standard & Poor 500 by 12 percent a year.About the Institute of Notre Dame
The Institute of Notre Dame is the first college preparatory school established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the United States and the first Catholic girls high school in Baltimore. The IND learning experience combines rigorous liberal arts and progressive‐
minded course work, assisted by individual computer technology. Students develop global competencies beyond the classroom through IND’s diversity, urban campus, tablet program and signature service learning programs. The IND legacy of success is unrivaled, reaching back 165 years and boasting a 100 percent college acceptance rate. Connect with IND at www.INDofMD.org and on Facebook and Twitter @IND1847.