Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Workplace of the Year Award earned for employee engagement

Community Medical Centers has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace of the Year Award. Community was one of twenty organizations nationwide to receive the annual award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems that have outstanding levels of employee engagement.
The Advisory Board Company defines “engaged employees” as those exhibiting both loyalty and commitment to their employer, as measured in annual employee surveys. These employees are willing to go above and beyond to help their organization succeed. The award recognizes Community’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees. 
The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting firm working in healthcare and education industries, conducts and scores Community’s annual employee survey and shares results with Community’s leadership to help enhance the workplace. The company conducts employee surveys for nearly 700 healthcare employers.
“We’re honored to receive this recognition again for the third year in a row. We work hard to show our employees that we value their contribution, and support their well-being and development. That’s why Community attracts the best and the brightest.” said Peg Breen, Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Community is the largest private employer between Los Angeles and Santa Clara with over 8,200 employees.

“Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage,” said Steven Berkow, executive director of Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company.  “With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.”
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