UF, UF Health see significant jumps on Forbes America’s Best Employers list
March 24, 2016
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, the University of Florida and UF Health are on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers, with UF Health rising nine spots from last year to No. 16 among all health-care providers and UF ranking 13th among public universities in the survey of workers nationwide.
Overall, both saw marked improvements from 2015. UF Health came in at No. 89 on the list of the top 500 companies, up significantly from 154th last year, while UF also saw a notable rise from 121st last year to 90th this year. In the education category, which includes K-12 school systems and colleges and universities, UF ranked 24th.
“Our employees make it possible for us to focus on high-quality patient care, so we are extremely pleased that our nurses, doctors, faculty and staff would recognize us in this fashion,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. “This recognition reflects the UF Health culture of engagement and collaboration among faculty and staff across the academic health center.”
Paula Fussell, UF’s vice president for human resource services, said she’s pleased with the latest results.
“UF being on the list again this year is wonderful news; seeing that our ranking improved so much is icing on the cake,” Fussell said. “It reflects the importance we place on our employees and the effort we put into making the University of Florida such a great place to work.”
Working with online statistics provider Statista, Forbes asked more than 30,000 U.S. workers employed by companies with more than 5,000 staff members to determine, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. Forbes also asked workers how they feel about the other employers in their industry.
Employees were contacted anonymously online without the involvement of their employer. Respondents included in the sample are representative of the U.S. workforce by gender, age, region, education and ethnicity.
The full Forbes list is available at http://www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/
The University of Florida is one of the nation’s largest public universities. A member of the Association of American Universities, UF posted research expenditures totaling $707 million in FY 2015. Through its research and other activities, UF contributes more than $8.76 billion a year to Florida’s economy and has a total employment impact of more than 100,000 jobs statewide. Find us at www.ufl.edu, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/UniversityofFlorida, and learn about UF’s plan to become one of the nation’s top public research universities at ufpreeminence.org.