Based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted, according to Gallup, the 2010 Gallup Great Workplace Award honors organizations whose employee engagement results demonstrate they have the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

This year's six organizations will receive the award for the fourth time, while four companies will become three-time award winners, and four will be two-time winners. Eleven organizations will be first-time recipients of the award, which is in its 4th year of existence.

The 2010 Gallup Great Workplace Award recipients are: ABC Supply Co., Inc (four-time winner) Alexian Brothers Hospital Network (two-time winner) ASB Bank (three-time winner) Atlantica Hotels International (two-time winner) Bharti Airtel Limited (three-time winner) Bon Secours Richmond Health System B&Q (four-time winner) Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Cable & Wireless Panama (two-time winner) Campbell Soup Company (four-time winner) Eisenhower Medical Center HealthEast Care System Hendrick Health System (four-time winner) Indian Hotels Company Limited Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Novo Nordisk, Product Supply A/S Parrish Medical Center PNC Bank (two-time winner) Self Regional Healthcare (three-time winner) Sisters of Mercy Health Systems Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong three-time winner; Kenya, Thailand, and Korea) Stryker (four-time winner) Transitions Optical, Inc. Vanguard Health Systems Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. (four-time winner)

"Engagement is about business outcomes, and much more. Our research clearly shows that engagement links to many aspects of wellbeing, including how people evaluate their overall lives and experience their days," says James K. Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's chief scientist of workplace management and well being and coauthor of “12: The Elements of Great Managing.”

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels, and evidence of engagement impact on performance. Gallup compares applicants' results across its workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 150 countries. A panel of workplace experts reviews each organization's portfolio, which includes quantitative and qualitative components.

Award criteria The awards recognize the organizations that best engage their employees based on the following criteria:
  • a census survey of at least 1,000 respondents
  • a Q12 response rate of 80% or higher
  • a Q12 GrandMean score of 4.15 or higher in at least half of the organization's workgroups
  • a best practices portfolio that includes:
- a one-page description that explains how the organization has linked engagement to business outcomes - a strategic plan that highlights building engagement within the organization - two or three organization-wide best practice initiatives - 20 workgroup-level best practice action plans - one example of a tool, program, or process that has been created or used to increase or promote employee engagement within the organization

Gallup will present the awards to the winning organizations at a sold out Gallup Summit 2010, which will take place April 27-29, 2010, in Omaha, Nebraska. More information about the award and the summit can be found at: www.gallup.com.consulting/25312/Gallup-Great- Workplace-Award.aspx