Forbes ranks UCF 20th among Florida’s top employers for 2022

This week, Forbes selected UCF as one of America’s Top Employers for 2022. UCF was ranked #20 in Florida, making it the only university to feature in the top 20, which includes influential national organizations such as NASA, Google and Lockheed Martin.

As part of the university’s strategic plan – Unlocking Potential – which was released earlier this year, UCF aspires to be the best place to learn and work. This designation indicates that UCF is well on its way to achieving this goal. With community and culture high on the university’s agenda, UCF aims to foster a culture of innovation, inclusion, public service, and collaboration, as well as being a key driver of vitality. economy of the region.

Forbes says thousands of companies and institutions were considered for its fourth annual ranking, which includes 51 lists – one for each state and the District of Columbia – was created in partnership with the market research firm Statistics. Companies with at least 500 employees were taken into account. The polls were conducted anonymously, allowing 70,000 Americans to freely share their opinions.

Respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, including work environment safety, compensation competitiveness, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting. Statista then asked respondents how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others and name organizations in industries other than their own.

Earlier this year, UCF was also recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as an Outstanding Diverse Organization in the Large Business category.

“We intentionally focus on the potential of each individual and our commitment to providing them with access and opportunity,” said Andrea Guzmán, UCF Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. , in a press release. Orlando Business Journal article on honor. “We want UCF to be the best place to learn and work, and that starts with a culture of compassion, inclusion, respect and freedom of expression.

UCF Human Resources, Institutional Equity, and Faculty Excellence leaders have worked to increase job search best practices, including training on recruiting diversity and the requirement to specific training for all those who sit on a research committee.