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Friday, November 11, 2016
A Strong Culture = a Best Place to Work
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Virginia employees celebrate their award

When you think about great places to work, what comes to mind?

It’s usually a number of things:

  • Development. Having the opportunity to learn, grow and build a career
  • A culture of engagement. Providing employees with the opportunity to contribute and grow professionally
  • An inclusive environment. Welcoming different perspectives and supporting employees 
  • Volunteering locally. Giving back and supporting your community
Being recognized as a best place to work doesn’t come easy. It’s only possible with a strong culture that respects individuality, rewards performance and provides the tools and resources for our employees to build a career. It takes talented, skilled and hard-working people who are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and communities. We have them throughout NiSource.

Throughout 2016, our companies have been recognized as top employers, both nationally and regionally.

NiSource was the second highest ranked utility (and No. 146 out of 500) on the Forbes magazine list of America's Best Large Employers in 2016, which were chosen based on the results of an independent survey, sent to individuals who are registered members of online survey panels. Employers were not involved in the survey, which asked more than 30,000 employees working at large companies and institutions how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. 

For the fourth consecutive year, Columbus Business First named Columbia Gas of Ohio a "Best Place to Work." More than 228 companies were nominated, and Columbia Gas of Ohio was listed among the top 10 extra-large companies in central Ohio.

Columbia Gas of Virginia was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Richmond area during the Society of Human Resource Management's Sterling Workplace Award program. Ranking fourth among the 16 finalists in the midsize group, it was the first time Columbia Gas of Virginia participated in the program.