For the second consecutive year, Adena Health System has been named a Gallup Great Workplace. The Health System was notified that it is one of just 40 global organizations to be awarded the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award.
“To receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the second consecutive year shows that we are doing many things right,” said Gail Games, Adena’s Chief Learning Officer. “It’s a proven fact that engaged caregivers offer our patients a more rewarding experience and contribute to better outcomes. An engaged workforce is such an important part of everything we do at Adena.”
The Gallup organization recognizes its winners as having “the most engaged workforces in the world.” According to Gallup, the recipients average nine engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee, which is more than five times the rate in the U.S., and more than 16 times the rate for workforces globally.
The Gallup Great Workplace Award was created to recognize organizations for their ability to create an engaged workplace across teams, departments and locations. To be eligible for the award, an organization must:
- Administer an employee engagement survey to at least 1,000 employees with a response rate of 80 percent or higher;
- Receive a qualifying score on Gallup's Q12 employee engagement assessment for at least 50 percent of eligible workgroups; and
- Demonstrate clear links between engagement and business outcomes.
Organizations that meet the criteria are invited to apply for the award and submit detailed evidence of their commitment to and advancement of employee engagement. All submissions are reviewed and scored by a panel of Gallup judges.
In addition, Director of Rehabilitation and Radiology Karen Jenkins has been selected among the Top 10 finalists for Gallup’s Manager of the Year Award. Jenkins has been with Adena for 12 years, and continually leads highly engaged teams of caregivers with her positive energy and strong leadership, both cornerstones of engagement.
Jenkins and other Adena representatives will be present for the Gallup Annual Spring Summit, to be held on June 2-4 in Omaha, Nebraska. There, the winner of Manager of the Year will be announced and the 2015 Gallup Workplace Awards will be presented.