King County named a “Best-in-State Employer” for 2019

Forbes_BISE2019_Siegel_WA_Var01Last month, King County was named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Best-In-State Employers 2019.”

King County was ranked number 16 on the list of best employers in Washington after a survey of more than 80,000 people nationwide.

This recognition shows that we are making progress on our Investing in YOU strategy and our efforts to build a workplace culture of respect, innovation, and performance excellence.

It also reinforces what we heard in our latest employee engagement survey, in which 79% of employees said they would recommend King County as a great place to work, a two-point increase from our last survey. In addition, 81% of employees said they are proud to work at King County, also up two points.

The employee survey also identified areas that need greater focus, including opportunities to develop your skills, support from supervisors, workplace stress, and an inspiring vision from leaders. I will continue to work with my Senior Leadership Team and Cabinet to ensure we act on the things that you said are important to you.

In recent months, you may have heard me discuss my True North: Making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.

This simple statement is our vision for King County, and sums up where we are going as an organization and what inspires us to come to work each day. The work that you do every day moves us a little closer to our True North.

Dow Constantine
King County Executive