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The University of Utah and University of Utah Health top the list for Utah on Forbes’ first-ever America’s Best Employers by State rankings, coming in at No. 1 and No. 4, respectively. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista “to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in our first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state.”

“Our talented faculty and staff are key to any success at the university,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Herring and Chief Hospital Human Resources Officer Dale Spartz. “Both the University of Utah and University of Utah Health are inclusive organizations where we try to help employees feel a sense of value and know they are making a difference with the work they do.”

According to Forbes, the methodology for the list was the following:

“To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors—the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce—and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.”

This isn’t the first time Forbes has recognized the U and U of U Health. Below are other Forbes lists that the U and U of U Health appear on.

University of Utah

America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019 | No. 28

America’s Best Value Colleges 2019 | No. 39

America’s Best Employers For Women 2018 | No. 144

America’s Top Colleges 2018 | No. 212

  • 68 in Public Colleges
  • 42 in Region
  • 111 in Research Universities