Nominate your employer for Houston’s Top Workplaces awards

Do you believe your workplace deserves some positive attention? Do think your company can be a model for treating employees the right way? Are you happy to go to work each day?

This fall, the Chronicle will publish its fifth annual report on the top places to work in the Greater Houston area as determined by company employees. We need your help in finding companies to consider.

There are two ways to nominate:

The deadline for nominations is May 16. Anyone can nominate a company: employees, customers or top executives.

“There are many positive stories to tell in the local business community. This survey is a great way to focus attention on those who deserve it, ” Chronicle Business Editor Laura Goldberg said. “Last year, more than 68,000 local employees weighed in with opinions, and we’d love to see even more people participate this year. Companies honored for creating inviting workplaces say they are proud to be singled out in our special report.”

Organizations must have at least 50 local employees to qualify. Private, public, nonprofit and government workplaces can all take part.

To determine winners, the Chronicle’s partner in the report, WorkplaceDynamics, will conduct short employee surveys. Surveys will start this month and be completed by mid-July.

WorkplaceDynamics does surveys for more than 40 major news organizations across the country and surveyed almost 2 million employees last year alone.

Top Workplaces companies are highlighted in three categories: large, midsize and small. Companies also receive special recognition for categories ranging from ethics to communication to work-life flexibility.

The Chronicle will host an awards gala event in advance of the special section in November.

Last year, EOG Resources was tops in the large category, Cheniere Energy in the midsize category and Talos Energy for small.

For a look at last year’s winners, go to:

Also on FuelFix:

Energy companies rank among nation’s best workplaces

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No. 138 - Kinder Morgan - Hugo Lam, left, of Yale University, Weon Shik Han of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Emilio Zavala-Sosa of
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No. 127 - Noble Energy - An oil platform owned by the Noble Energy is positioned along a creek in the Niger Delta in Nigeria.
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No. 90 - Occidental Petroleum - The Occidental Petroleum headquarters building in Los Angeles.
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No. 89 - Spectra Energy - Spectra Energy's Egan Hub facility near Lake Charles, LA.
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No. 86 - Statoil - Helge Lund (left), CEO of Norwegian energy company Statoil, speaks with Statoil Joint Venture Manager Cesar Alvarez (facing away) a
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No. 13 - TransCanada Corp. - Hugo Lam, left, of Yale University, Weon Shik Han of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Emilio Zavala-Sosa
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No. 5 - EOG Resources - This drilling rig is working in the South Texas Eagle Ford.
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No. 3 - Anadarko Petroleum Corp. - Michael Jenkins, left, and Joshua Dugan work on an oil rig running on Anadarkos Raybank Well near Mentone, about