RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) was named among Inland Empire’s Top Workplaces in 2020 by the Inland News Group. This is the fourth year Western has received the award. This year, Western placed 10th in the mid-size organization category.
The winners were decided based solely on the results of employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administrator, Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey asked employees to evaluate several aspects of workplace culture including organizational alignment, management, execution and connection, to name a few. Only 25 other companies in the Inland Empire were honored with this prestigious award.
“At Western, people are our greatest asset. To deliver the highest-quality water and wastewater services to our community, Western must attract and retain a highly trained and professional workforce to operate the complex systems that deliver water to and from your home,” said Craig Miller, Western's General Manager.
Labeled essential workers early in the pandemic, Western’s staff moved quickly to altering work schedules, remote working environments and changing priorities. This included a shift to smaller work groups, longer workdays, and less staff interaction, but none-the-less Western’s employees remained focused on making sure customers had access to safe, reliable, high-quality water.
“Throughout 2020, I have been impressed by our staff’s willingness to work harder, more efficiently and with competing priorities in their personal lives in order to reliably serve the community,” added Miller. “We strive to ensure that our employees feel supported and engaged so they can function at their best every day. We are especially proud to receive the Top Workplace award in 2020.”
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About Western Municipal Water District
Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527 square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more: wmwd.com.
About Energage Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.