Meaningful Work and Culture of Caring Among Top Attributes Valued by Employees
Plymouth Meeting, PA (March 25, 2015) – Accolade, Inc., provider of the country’s most comprehensive and proven consumer healthcare engagement platform for large businesses, announced today that it has been named to the philly.com “Top Workplaces” list for the fifth year in a row.
A spot on the list is reserved for those 100 companies that achieved the highest scores on a 22-question survey completed by people working at Philadelphia-area companies. Accolade joins an elite group of companies able to sustain the honor for five years running; last year only 20 companies held that distinction.
“This honor is significant to us because it’s based on Accolade employees’ feedback on how engaged they are with the company and the culture they created and continue to define,” said Tom Spann, chief executive officer of Accolade. “Our goal is to be the best place to work for people who want to improve healthcare in this country, one person and one family at a time.”
The survey was conducted in late 2014 with questions pertaining to employee engagement, the workplace and individual job satisfaction. These questions examined key issues such as managerial support, compensation and benefits, work/life balance and opportunities for career development. Winners were categorized by company size, measured by number of employees.
This year, Accolade was included in the mid-sized company group. “Because we’ve been on such a fast pace of growth the last couple of years, our colleagues understand that everyone has a role in preserving what we all love about Accolade’s culture,” added Spann. “Our commitment to doing the right thing for our clients and supporting each other, while having fun, is at the heart of Accolade and will enable us to continue attracting and retaining talented people as we scale the business.”
The scores and write-in comments on the Top Workplace survey, which is administered by research firm Workplace Dynamics, illustrate what makes Accolade stand out. The company received especially high marks in categories such as managerial support, leadership direction and giving team members a sense of purpose. Many of the write-in comments pointed to the company’s mission: “It’s an environment where the motto is to truly help people. I feel like we don’t just say it, but we are allowed to actually do it.” Another said, “I’ve never worked for a company that put caring for people at the center of everything, and that has made me a better employee, leader and human.”
More information about the “Top Workplaces” ranking can be found at philly.com.
Accolade is an innovative consumer healthcare engagement and influence company, dedicated to helping people get the right care while improving their healthcare experience and lowering costs for large employers, health plans and health systems. Our Accolade Health Assistants® take the time to get to know individuals, understanding the context of their healthcare decisions, building trust and influencing decisions as they navigate the complex healthcare system. By integrating leading technology, analytics and clinical decision support, we’re able to create personalized engagement and care plans for every individual. The result is superior levels of engagement, healthcare cost savings and consumer satisfaction. Accolade’s savings calculation methodology and savings results have been validated by leading independent experts. For more information, visit www.accolade.com.