About the NorthCoast 99 Award & Program

Attracting, engaging, and keeping talent continues to challenge Northeast Ohio organizations. And, as more candidates call the shots in today’s market, competition for talent is only going to grow stronger. Now more than ever before, organizations need to build solid workplace practices, rethink benefits, and stand out to stay competitive.

One of the best tools for talent attraction and retention in our 22-county region is ERC's NorthCoast 99 award. Not just any award, NorthCoast 99 is a year-long research program and event that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent.

This data-driven program ranks organizations based on their policies and practices that are shown to increase the probability of attracting and retaining top performers - the people who drive business results! 

Even if your organization has already won the NorthCoast 99 award, you know that subsequent wins are neither easy nor guaranteed. Year after year, innovative Northeast Ohio companies are raising the bar on the definition of a great workplace and elevating the employee experience.


What It Takes to Win NorthCoast 99 [Webinar]

ERC is hosting a free What It Takes to Win NorthCoast 99 virtual event on February 13th from 9 to 10 a.m. for HR and business professionals who are interested in learning more about the NorthCoast 99 program and who plan on applying for the 2024 NorthCoast 99 award. 

Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET 
Location: Virtual via Zoom

During this webinar, you’ll learn more about the NorthCoast 99 program and what's new with the application, process, and research reports.

You’ll also learn tips for completing this year's application, which launches on February 15th!

Why You Should Apply for NorthCoast 99

If your organization is new to NorthCoast 99, you’ll also learn about all the benefits of applying for the award at the webinar. These benefits include:

  • Data on what motivates and retains your top performers 
  • Access to benchmarking reports on how your organizational policies and practices compare to local employers
  • The chance to win and brand your organization as a great Northeast Ohio workplace!

Who Should Attend What It Takes to Win:

Northeast Ohio HR, marketing, and business leaders who are interested in applying for the 2024 NorthCoast 99 award and whose organizations meet these criteria. Two guests from each organization may attend What It Takes to Win.

Register for What It Takes to Win:

Registration is free for this webinar and closes on February 9th! Register today!

Can’t Attend?

Please email nc99@yourerc.com, and we will email you a link to the recording after the event.