When Forbes recognized Sentara Healthcare as one of America’s Best Employers this past spring 2018, Sentara’s senior leadership team was excited, honored — and pleasantly surprised. “We were unaware we were being considered,” explains Becky Sawyer, Senior Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Sentara Healthcare.
Organizations cannot apply for this award, unlike many others of its kind. Instead, Forbes annually chooses the Best Employers based on an independent survey of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies that employ at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. The anonymous surveys allow respondents to freely share their opinions.
Originally published in HR Pulse Magazine, Fall 2018.