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Sheltering Arms One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the U.S.

Continuing the recent string of honors awarded to Sheltering Arms, Central Virginia’s premier physical therapy healthcare organization this week was named as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States. The annual award recognizes employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging their employees.

 

“We believe that Sheltering Arms is truly a superior place to work, and it’s great to see that belief is shared by others,” said Sheltering Arms CEO Jim Sok.  “We work very hard to create a workplace where our employees can succeed.  We are fortunate to have a wonderful Board of Directors, who provide a clear vision and culture which supports our employees, thereby making it possible for us to give exemplary care to our patients.”

 

The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant on how they measured up to other organizations based on eight criteria.  This distinction is given by I Love Rewards, an employee recognition organization that operates in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The panel of judges included Dr. Bob Nelson, PhD, Best Selling Author and President of Nelson Motivation Inc., Paul Hebert, Managing Director and Lead Consultant of i2i, Stacia Garr, SR Analyst with Bersin & Associates, Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator at HR.com and Razor Suleman, Founder & CEO of I Love Rewards.

 

The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant on how they

measured up to other organizations based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™. The Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™ include: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards &

Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and

Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

This award is just the latest given to Sheltering Arms for its superior business practices.  In May, Sheltering Arms received three local Employer All Star awards, including the top award for its size. Additionally, the organization was just named to the Modern Healthcare nationwide Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

Sheltering Arms Honored With Best Place to Work in Healthcare AGAIN!

For the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years, Modern Healthcare is honoring Sheltering Arms by naming them one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare, a program that honors the 100 top healthcare employers in the United States. Sheltering Arms, Central Virginia’s premier physical therapy healthcare organization, is the only organization in Virginia to receive this honor in 2011. They were also named to the list in 2010 and 2008.

“I can’t describe the pride I feel at Sheltering Arms being awarded this honor,” said Sheltering Arms CEO Jim Sok. “Sheltering Arms provides an exemplary environment in which our employees do remarkable things, and it’s very rewarding to be recognized for providing that environment. We are proud of all our employees and their work in helping patients find the power to overcome setbacks that result from injuries and illness. We get tremendous support from our Board of Directors, who really value our employees and are committed to making Sheltering Arms a wonderful place to work.”

Currently in its fourth year, Modern Healthcare conducts this program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a
national level. From economic development to employee retention, being named one of the
Best Places to Work in Healthcare benefits individuals, organizations and the healthcare industry.

The program collected information from both the employer and employees and was open to all companies (providers, suppliers, payers, associations, etc.) with at least 25 employees. Employers completed a survey detailing company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. Employees were asked in-depth questions that resulted in an analysis of 8 core areas: leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall satisfaction.

A full alphabetical list of organizations honored in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work is available at http://modernhealthcare.com/bestplaces.

This award is just the latest given to Sheltering Arms for its superior business practices. In May, Sheltering Arms received three local Employer All Star awards, including the top award for its size. Additionally, the organization was just named as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the U.S.