CHOC Children’s has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award for its commitment to fostering and maintaining high levels of employee engagement. CHOC is one of 20 organizations nationwide, and one of only two freestanding children’s hospitals, to receive the award.
“CHOC’s vision to be the leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care starts with its extraordinary and engaged employees. That’s one of the reasons we work so hard to foster engagement and create a best place to work,” said Tom Capizzi, CHOC’s vice president, human resources. “We create opportunities, including an annual survey, whereby our employees can feel comfortable in providing us their candid feedback so we can continue to honor our commitment to them, as well as to our patients and their families.”
Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. The award recognizes CHOC’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its 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, 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.”