Twenty-Nine Organizations Receive the Fifth Annual Gallup Great Workplace Award

Mar 22, 2011, 16:47 ET from Gallup, Inc.

Winners to be honored at Gallup Summit 2011 May 10-12

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gallup announces 29 distinguished organizations are recipients of the 2011 Gallup Great Workplace Award. Based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted, the award honors organizations whose employee engagement results demonstrate they have the most productive and engaged workforces in the world. Winners are formally presented their awards at a gala during the Gallup Summit 2011, May 10-12.



Gallup Great Workplace Award winners span the globe and represent all facets of business from healthcare to hospitality, retail to manufacturing, and banks to insurance. Four elite organizations have performed at a sustained level of excellence in each year of the award's existence to garner them receiving the award for a fifth year. Three companies are four-time award winners, four are three-time winners and ten are two-time winners. Eight organizations are first-time recipients.

The 2011 Gallup Great Workplace Award recipients are:

ABC Supply Co., Inc. (five-time winner)

Adventist Health System

Alexian Brothers Health System (three-time winner)

ASB Bank (four-time winner)

Atlantica Hotels International (three-time winner)

B&Q plc (five-time winner)

Baptist Health South Florida (two-time winner)

Bharti Airtel Limited (four-time winner)

Birdville Independent School District

Bon Secours Virginia Health System (two-time winner)

Cable & Wireless Panama (three-time winner)

CentraCare Health System

Central Retail Corporation Limited

Eisenhower Medical Center (two-time winner)

Fifth Third Bank

HealthEast Care System (two-time winner)

Hendrick Health System (five-time winner)

Indian Hotels Company Limited (two-time winner)

Intermountain Healthcare

Mars, Incorporated (two-time winner)

MemorialCare Health System

Novo Nordisk Product Supply A/S (two-time winner)

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Self Regional Healthcare (four-time winner)

Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (three-time winner)

Standard Chartered Bank

Transitions Optical, Inc. (two-time winner)

Vanguard Health Systems (two-time winner)

Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. (five-time winner)

"Worldwide, there are more than two actively disengaged employees for every engaged employee. The organizations we are honoring are ones that have worked hard to shatter and reverse what is typical and they average nine engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee," notes James K. Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's Chief Scientist of workplace management and wellbeing and coauthor of Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. "Engaged employees are more productive, safer, more customer-centric, and more profitable. They are also 3.5 times more likely to be thriving in their overall lives, experience better days, and have fewer unhealthy days. In short, these winners are improving lives as they improve the overall performance of their companies."

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on multiple criteria, including overall engagement levels and evidence of engagement impact on key business metrics. Gallup compares applicants' results across its renowned workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 150 countries. A panel of workplace experts reviews each organization's impact portfolio, which includes quantitative and qualitative components.

Gallup will present the awards to the winning organizations at the Gallup Summit 2011, which will take place May 10-12, 2011, in Omaha, NE. During the summit, many of this year's Gallup Great Workplace Award winners will present the best practices they applied to their workplaces and discuss the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workforce.

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