NATIONAL OFFICE — BKD’s recently retired CEO Ted Dickman has been honored with a 2021 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Top CEOs for the past year. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual list recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders that employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Dickman received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews BKD employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

 “Ted’s dedication to the people within our firm was always top of mind, but even more so as we navigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This award is one more validation of his legacy as a leader who had an immensely positive impact on the personal and professional lives of our BKDers,” said BKD CEO Tom Watson.

“Over the past year, company leaders around the world faced unprecedented challenges to support employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, the employees have spoken and it’s clear that these CEOs excelled and found new ways to support their people when the world of work flipped upside down,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer. “Through a challenging year, it’s inspiring to see Top CEOs who, according to their employees, adapted to change, redefined visions and led with transparency while putting the health and safety of employees first. I extend my sincerest congratulations to this year’s Employees’ Choice Award winners.”  

When employees review their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience. These include rating sentiment around their CEO’s leadership, among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are asked to report whether they approve or disapprove of or have no opinion about their CEO’s performance.

Across the approximately 1.5 million employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 73 percent, while Dickman’s approval rating was 93 percent. View BKD’s Glassdoor account to learn more.

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