Thursday, March 4, 2010

Client News: Hendrick joins elite group of six honored with fourth Gallup Great Workplace Award

Today, Hendrick Health Center was recognized as one of only six organizations worldwide to be honored with the 2010 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, Hendrick is the only healthcare facility that appears on the list of four-time winners.

This year, Hendrick was among the list of 25 organizations selected for the award. These distinguished organizations span the globe and represent all facets of business, from healthcare to hospitality, retail to manufacturing, and banks to insurance.

“We are extremely pleased with the announcement of this prestigious award,” said Tim Lancaster, president and CEO of Hendrick. “To be recognized four years in a row as one of the best places to work in the world is simply outstanding. The award honors our greatest resources – our employees. Gallup is only confirming what we already know – that we have the best employees in the world and they are committed to our patients, our patients’ families and the entire Big Country.”

The Gallup Great Workplace Award began in 2007, and is given annually to recognize the most engaged and productive workforces in the world. To receive the award, Hendrick participated in Gallup’s survey of employees around the world, which evaluates 12 criteria of engaged workforces using a 12-question survey.

The award is based on survey results and a best practices portfolio summarizing the steps the organization has taken to increase workforce engagement. To be eligible, organizations must have a sample size of at least 1,000 employees with at least 80 percent of employees responding to the survey. Applicants’ results are compared across a Gallup workplace research database comprised of millions of work teams in more than 120 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants’ results to select the winners

“The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice. “When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to create an environment that values people. They go far beyond trivial perks to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.”

Winners of the 2010 award will be presented with a physical award at the Gallup Summit April 27-29, 2010. The physical award is created by Gallup designers in collaboration with R.S. Owens & Co., the company that produces many of the world’s most prestigious awards, including the Academy Awards.

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