“This incredible honor is a testament to just what a special organization we are a part of,” Lauren Schmid executive vice president and chief human resources officer said. “Even through all the challenges we’ve faced as a team this year we rank among the nation’s best, continuing that pursuit for upper decile quality throughout everything we do.”
To achieve a Great Place to Work certification, a randomized sample of employees had the opportunity to take an anonymous survey in late December, the organization also submitted information about our programs and services. Great Place to Work is a recognized authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.
“It’s so validating to receive this designation because it takes data not only from a third party expert but our very own team members,” Schmid said. “While the responses are anonymous, getting to hear some verbatim feedback about what we’re doing right, and also where we have an opportunity to improve, helps us grow as an organization and know what areas to focus on.”
While there is always a thoughtful approach about how to move the organization forward, the response to the global pandemic and the past year’s national racial justice reckoning influenced some of the areas of focus when creating new team member programs or opportunities for transparency. Extending the footprint of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, supporting team members feeling a financial strain from the COVID-19 economy stressors, and programs like the Scrub Central exchange were all mentioned as areas of positive progress for the organization.
“Getting a Great Place to Work designation may not be the deciding factor of why someone ultimately joins the Carle Health team, but it gives confidence to a potential recruit that we are contemporary in our approach to creating a safe and healthy work environment for anyone looking to grow their career in healthcare,” Tricia Jones Talent Acquisition director said.
Exceeding industry benchmarks and continuing to look for innovative ways to support team members and providers, both in work and life, is at the core of the Carle culture. Creating that environment supports staff to do what is most important, support the health of the communities we serve.
Carle’s certification profile may be viewed on the Carle Great Place to Work web site by clicking here.