Employees April 14, 2011
Hartford Business Journal ranks YNHH top employer in Connecticut
Yale-New Haven Hospital was ranked the number-one large employer in the state by the Hartford Business Journal in its “Best Places to Work in Connecticut” issue for 2011. Hartford Business Journal created the statewide survey and awards program six years ago to identify and recognize the best places of public or private employment in the for-profit or non-profit sectors.
“Yale-New Haven earned this honor in part because employees responded anonymously to a survey from the Hartford Business Journal as part of the nomination process,” explained Paul Patton, vice president, Human Resources. “Our own employees made this recognition happen because of their views on the topics of leadership and planning, engagement and satisfaction, corporate culture, communications, and pay and benefits.
“Clearly the level of response and enthusiasm from our employees persuaded HBJ that Yale-New Haven is truly an employer of choice in the state of Connecticut and number-one in this year’s survey,” pointed out Patton.
Twenty companies with fewer than 200 employees and five companies with more than 200 employees are on the 2011 Best Places to Work in Connecticut list. In addition to the employee survey, a national research firm conducted a thorough workplace assessment, evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, benefits and demographics, as well as employee engagement and satisfaction.
Yale-New Haven Hospital employs more than 8,700 and is known for retaining its workers. YNHH offers numerous benefits and programs to help employees meet work-life demands, such as internal advancement, flexible work arrangements, tuition reimbursement, dependent tuition, on-site day care, a generous paid time-off system, employee health and wellness programs, and a unique performance incentive plan which allows employees to share in the hospital’s successful performance measures.