May 24, 2016
Fort HealthCare has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day, the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
Fort HealthCare has proudly received this award six out of the last seven years since The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel began recognizing the Top Workplaces Award in 2010. Nancy Alstad, Fort HealthCare Director of Human Resources commented, “Our employees are our most valuable asset and this recognition signifies that they continue to feel valued and proud to be part of Fort HealthCare; and that our ‘Culture of Respect’ is a culture where employees can thrive and feel they can obtain personal accomplishment. This recognition is such an incredible honor!”
The employee opinions are collected through an anonymous survey. They are asked to rank their company or organization on criteria including how valued they feel, pay and benefits, management capabilities, career advancement opportunities, flexibility of working conditions and many more topics. Some of the statements from the employees at Fort HealthCare included: “I am given the ability to improve the lives of our community,” “Leaders are fair, trusting, and focused on the best principles of quality health care delivery” and “The overall driving force is the achievement of excellent patient outcomes.”