Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mayo Clinic named one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for Seventh Consecutive Year

FORTUNE announced recently that Mayo Clinic has been ranked 55 on the 13th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 8 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands Jan. 25, and now at CNNMoney.com.

Hank Gilman, deputy managing editor of FORTUNE, says, "The most important considerations for this year's list were hiring and the ways in which companies are helping their employees weather the recession. All 100 companies on our list are currently hiring, many of them aggressively, leading to more than 96,000 open job positions expected in the next year."

John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, attributes this honor to all Mayo Clinic employees. "The spirit of collaborative service that we all benefit from reflects the people who choose to be here, who bring integrity and compassion to their work every day," says Dr. Noseworthy. "The past year has been a challenging one, but staff rose to that challenge. Their ideas, their energy and their teamwork made a significant difference in Mayo's performance."

Shirley Weis, chief administrative officer, adds, "Our patients constantly tell us they think Mayo Clinic employees are the best, and we agree wholeheartedly. They are Mayo Clinic."

FORTUNE included some Mayo Clinic employee efforts in a short "Creative recession solutions" feature about what the Best 100 companies have done to operate more efficiently during the recession.

To pick the 100 Best Companies, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random number of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other one-third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefits, and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication and diversity.

FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million. Its major franchises include the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live events, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women and the FORTUNE Global Forum. FORTUNE publishes English-language editions in Europe and Asia, and local-language editions in China and South Korea. FORTUNE magazine's online home is CNNMoney.com, the most visited and utilized business destination Web site.
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