The Oregonian Names Nel Centro Restaurant a Winner of The Oregon/Southwest Washington 2018 Top Workplaces Award
Portland, Ore. – October 1, 2018 – Nel Centro restaurant has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian, the only restaurant to be named to the list. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“The restaurant business is perhaps the most labor intensive and egalitarian work environment in the business world,” said David Machado, owner of Nel Centro. “It welcomes all to its front door and with the proper training and mentoring coupled with a sincere work ethic, any employee can advance to a long and rewarding career. At Nel Centro we are a staff-centric employer. We place the ultimate value on our employees in the kitchen and in the dining room and we know clearly that our success comes from their efforts to excel each and every shift. Julie and I could not be any prouder of our staff and management at our nine-year-old flagship establishment.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
Nel Centro is located in the heart of the downtown Portland at 1408 SW Sixth Avenue adjacent to Hotel Modera. Classic dishes of Northern Italy and Southeast France meet David Machado’s passion for culinary tradition and locally sourced, seasonal food. Nel Centro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and weekend brunch. For more information and menu, please visit nelcentro.com.
About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.