Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

U-M Health System recognized as a National Top Workplace

The U-M Health System has been recognized among 319 companies as one of the top places to work in the nation.

This month, WorkplaceDynamics Inc. took employee feedback from 805 companies surveyed with more than 1,000 employees across 30 regional Top Workplaces programs and selected the national winners.


View the full list of National Top Workplaces.

For the competition, UMHS was evaluated on the basis of its employees' responses to 24 different survey questions on topics including leadership, productivity, communications, career opportunities, working conditions, management, pay and benefits. According to survey results, U-M employees were especially positive about pay and benefits, career opportunities and working conditions.

"The U-M Health System is honored to be recognized for three straight years as a top place to work in Michigan, and now for the first time at a national level," says Deborah Childs, chief human resource officer at UMHS. "We highly value our employees and are gratified by this expression of their satisfaction."

In November, employees at the U-M Health System ranked the organization among the best companies to work for in Michigan — earning UMHS a spot among 100 organizations on the Detroit Free Press "Top Workplaces 2011" list.

Responses from statewide winners — half a million employees — were used to select national top workplaces. For comparison, the Fortune 100 Best Companies list was determined based on 280 companies with more than 1,000 employees and 246,000 survey responses.

The list is published by WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa. WorkplaceDynamics are experts in organizational health and conduct more than 4,000 company surveys each year.