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Alliant Named 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner

04/26/2017• Alliant News

Alliant Credit Union has received the 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award. The award was created to recognize organizations for their extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures that drive business outcomes.

Alliant, which also earned the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award, is one of only 37 organizations nationwide to receive the award this year.

“This award really belongs to all of our employees. It’s a true recognition of the hard work, dedication and passion they bring to Alliant every day,” Alliant CEO Dave Mooney said. “We celebrate our successes and milestones, and we’re committed to keeping our employees happy, healthy and engaged.”

Alliant joins a prestigious group of organizations that average 14 engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee, which is nearly seven times the rate in the U.S. and more than 15 times the rate for workforces globally.

What separates great workplace cultures from the rest? Gallup has studied millions of employees around the world to answer this very question. Regardless of company size, location or industry, the very best organizations all share one undeniable trait: They have an intense and intentional focus on engaging their employees.

Gallup’s rigorous scientific research links employee engagement to nine integral performance outcomes: customer metrics, profitability, productivity, turnover, employee and patient safety incidents, shrinkage, absenteeism, and quality. Companies like Alliant with this winning combination have a competitive edge — organizations with highly engaged workforces can grow at a rate that is 4.3 times greater than that of their competitors.

“The world’s top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces,” said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup’s chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. “Gallup’s Great Workplace Award winners understand and acknowledge the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization while using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes.”

All of the award recipients have shown measurable business impact as a result of having a more engaged workforce. They have achieved this by integrating engagement into four areas that Gallup has identified as vital to cultivating a workplace culture of engagement: 

  • strategy and leadership
  • accountability and performance 
  • communication and knowledge management
  • development and ongoing learning

A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by the most comprehensive workplace study ever conducted. The top organizations selected gain entry into an elite group of companies that have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award.

For more information about the awards, contact GallupGWA@gallup.com.

About Alliant

Alliant Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over 335,000 members and more than $9.7 billion in assets. Headquartered in Chicago and founded in 1935, Alliant is the largest credit union in Illinois and one of the largest credit unions in the United States. As a member-owned financial cooperative, Alliant’s mission is to foster its members’ financial well-being and serve their best interests. Find out more at alliantcreditunion.org.

About Gallup

Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world. Gallup works with leaders and organizations to achieve breakthroughs in customer engagement, employee engagement, organizational culture and identity, leadership development, talent-based assessments, entrepreneurship, and well-being.

 

CONTACT:

Maggie Jenkins
PR and Social Media Specialist
Alliant Credit Union
P: (773) 462-3958  M: (312) 637-0215
mjenkins@alliantcreditunion.com

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