“I love doing work that I know directly effects a patient’s healthcare experience. It always makes me strive to do my best,” says Ashley Rogers, who works as a medical technologist in the Special Microbiology Lab. “Our lab co-workers are like family and are super supportive.”
SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Salt Lake Tribune has awarded ARUP Laboratories a Top Workplaces 2019 honor. ARUP is one of 100 Utah companies to receive the award; 1,360 employees in the state were invited and 164 companies participated. Results are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The Tribune and the Deseret News will recognize the winners on November 10, 2019 in a special section.
The anonymous survey administered by Energage LLC measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, employee engagement, and connection, just to name a few.
Based on 2,133 survey responses, ARUP’s highest rankings were in the following three areas: Values, ARUP operates by strong values; Execution, ARUP does things efficiently and well. Appreciation, people feel genuinely appreciated at ARUP.
ARUP ranked in the top 25% in the following areas: clued-in employees, supportive managers, open-minded culture, meaningful work, in-the-know leaders, innovative environment, cross-team cooperation, clear company direction, and strong work-life balance.
“This recognition confirms why we all should be proud of each other and the culture at ARUP. There is no doubt that the high quality of the people and their commitment and hard work at every single level make us a standout company,” said Sherrie Perkins, CEO of ARUP. “Providing the best patient care and advancing laboratory medicine requires a massive team effort, and through our workforce, we do it well.”
“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee-engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”
“This recognition confirms why we all should be proud of each other and the culture at ARUP. There is no doubt that the high quality of the people and their commitment and hard work at every single level make us a standout company.”
While the survey results show many areas where ARUP thrives, they also identify a few ways employees think the company can improve.
“ARUP is focused on continuous improvement,” said Tom Topik, human resources officer. “Listening to our employees provides us with direction on where we need to focus and evolve.”
This is the second award within two years recognizing the strength of ARUP’s workplace culture and dedication to purpose. Last year, ARUP received the Utah Business magazine’s Best Companies to Work For award.