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CHDI Awarded "Best Places to Work in Connecticut" for 2023

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CHDI is celebrating our second straight year in the top ten for the Hartford Business Journal 2023 "Best Places to Work" Awards (small/medium company category).

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CHDI ranked first among non-profits and ninth among small/medium-sized employers for the 2023 award. The award honors organizations that rank highest in employee satisfaction as determined by a survey administered by the Workforce Research Group. The winners were honored at a ceremony on March 2, 2023 and profiled in a special issue of the Hartford Business Journal and New Haven Biz. 

“It’s the people at CHDI who make this a great place to work,” said President and CEO Jeffrey Vanderploeg. “We have an incredible staff who are passionate about their work to improve behavioral health for children, youth, and families.”

CHDI received high marks for the organization's cooperative and inclusive culture, commitment to employee well-being, positive leadership and management style, generous benefits, healthy work-life balance, and engaged staff.

Comments from the anonymous staff survey about why they like working for CHDI, included:

The mission is clear, and you are able to see the impact of your work. Strong encouragement of work-life balance. Employees are treated with kindness, trust, and respect.

Clear communication and nice people. Employees at all levels get credit for their ideas and contributions. All voices are welcome. Overall it is a very positive and healthy work environment with professional and friendly colleagues.

CHDI is a well-respected organization for doing high-quality work and working with many partners. Flexible schedule, remote work option, great colleagues, and a terrific organizational climate.

CHDI has amazing benefits. Senior management leads by example. CHDI values all of its employees. They are compassionate and take great pride in their work.

CHDI attracts and hires a multi-disciplinary team of people who are passionate, self-motivated, and highly effective at what they do. CHDI's culture reflects the organization’s values of collaboration, accountability, respect, equitable action, and anti-racism.

A staff-led "Sunshine Committee" established during the pandemic supports employees during hardship, celebrates employees’ successes, and fosters social connections.

View CHDI's profile in the Hartford Business Journal and download our news release

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