I apologize for having been missing in action for the last few weeks, but I received the opportunity to take my family to a 400 year old house in Provence; followed by immediate trips to somewhat less glamorous places such as Gary, Indiana, the South side of Chicago and Kansas City. Blogging wasn’t on my mind.
I have checked other Blogs and new legal developments, and will be providing some blogs over the next few days on topics which my fellow bloggers have overlooked or found less interesting than do I.
in the short run, I am linking to a recent post on TLNT, on a subject which is near and dear to both my flinty lawyer heart and the more enlightened heart of my wife, who is an administrator in a 8000 employee children’s hospital system. Employee Recognition….
We may laugh at the creative ways some employers recognize employee milestones, but many of these same employers can document not so coincidental declines in discrimination claims and other legal costs. In my wife’s case, being a children’s hospital, they throw official baby showers for employees every month and take team sports efforts, health fairs and wellness, and holiday recognition to a new level.
As to results, it’s no surprise that a pioneer in effective employee recognition would also list some of the following awards on its website. I would suggest that the hospital is simply doing “the right thing,” but I deal with an often hard world, so I’ll pose this question… what’s the dollar value of an improved work atmosphere?
Fortune magazine has included Children’s on its elite list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eight consecutive years.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Children’s as one of Atlanta’s healthiest employers and one of the best places to work in Atlanta.
Working Mother magazine has named Children’s as one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.”