LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc. announced today it has been recognized as a National Standards Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune and WorkplaceDynamics, LLC. Sysmex is a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology. The company services hospitals and healthcare networks, reference laboratories and physicians' offices throughout Illinois and nationally.
In surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm focused on organizational health, Sysmex achieved high national standards for its overall culture and levels of employee engagement. Its rating as a top performer was based largely on employee opinions. According to survey results, Sysmex America's employees feel more connected to the business compared to a benchmark comprised of 15 similarly-sized companies in the Diagnostics, Imaging and Laboratories sector. They also feel more confident in the direction of the company and involved and appreciated in the execution of it business goals versus peer organizations.
"Our employees believe in Sysmex and feel truly inspired to do great things," said John Kershaw, President and CEO, Sysmex America. "I am so proud of our staff and employees who together created the exceptionally positive work environment that has earned us this great honor."
Working "The Sysmex Way"
Looking ahead at the healthcare terrain, Sysmex America embraced early on this special kind of leadership that emphasizes the importance of each employee and customer. At Sysmex, core behavioral principles known as "The Sysmex Way" govern a work culture that honors diversity, respects the individuality of each employee, and provides a rewarding workplace where one can realize their full potential.
Sysmex is strong and growing. It now plays a key role in advancing healthcare at the clinical laboratory level as the nation prepares for the influx of chronic disease and the need for affordable care as the population ages.
"Our people feel highly valued and part of something meaningful. Their talent and commitment to the health and vitality of people around the world has made Sysmex not only a leader in the field, but simply a great place to work," said Karen Stoneman, Vice President, Human Resources, Sysmex America. "High engagement of our associates is also important to us because it is reflected in customer relationships. Over a 10 year period, Sysmex has emerged as a formidable market leader, earning the respect and loyalty of customers, including 9 of the top 10 America's Best hospitals."
Sysmex America has also been recognized for its outstanding workplace practices and community involvement by the Center for Companies That Care, which has named the Sysmex to its Honor Roll for the last five consecutive years. Center for Companies That Care engages employers in improving the lives of employees, families, and communities.
Top Workplaces Program
Through partnerships with leading publishers such as Chicago Tribune, the Top Workplaces program recognizes on regional lists and one national list employers that have strong values underpinning their behaviors. The surveys are designed to measure three critical elements of the work place - engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. This year, Sysmex's ranking as a top performer was evaluated based on survey responses from more than 150 companies during the last 12 months.
The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Tuesday, November 12th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize the clinical utility, operational efficiency and financial performance of the lab. Sysmex America distributes and supports a diversified portfolio of best-in-class automated in vitro diagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis analyzers, reagents and information systems for laboratories and healthcare facilities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Company's unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and technological innovation is reflected in the Sysmex brand and its distinguished heritage of unsurpassed reliability. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/us. Follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.