It’s an honor just to be nominated. But actually, it’s very fulfilling to be officially recognized.
“[MedGyn] has shown fortitude during this crisis and has inspired others to make critical decisions for the betterment of their teams. They focus on the needs of their employees as a primary objective, even in times like this, and are the leaders of our Chicago community.”
~ Jennifer Kluge, President of The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Thank you so much, Ms. Kluge, and everyone with The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. We think working at MedGyn’s pretty great, too!
But what does this award actually recognize?
“The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.”
That’s awesome! I could go on about how MedGyn excels in each of these factors, but I’ll only hit on three here:
Commitment to diversity is one of MedGyn’s four corporate values (along with commitments to innovation, patients and professionals, and quality). We have a global staff fulfilling roles from top management, to sales, through warehousing and production. Annual international pot-luck barbeques are a yearly highlight (now on hold because of COVID-19). And throughout the building you can hear more than a dozen languages being spoken on the phone and between team members.
Work-life balance is essential for success. This study from 2019 shows that Americans’ work-life balance is wonkier than ever. In fact, another study from 2018 shows that employees value work-life balance over health benefits! At MedGyn, employees have both. They work standard hours with flexibility to work from home in many situations. A range of healthcare options lets employees choose what’s right for them and their families, including a Health & Wellness day where anyone can receive a free flu shot.
Recognition is a cornerstone of weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings. Who brought a new Children’s Advocacy Center into the MedGyn family? Who was voted Employee of the Year from the plastics team? Everyone knows the answers because management takes time to publicly recognize the teams’ achievements. And like I said before: it’s fulfilling to be officially recognized.