Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 34

#1 Small/Medium Employer Website: Twitter Handle: @foundationmed U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah Industry: Staffing Status: Private U.S. Employees: 34 Oklahoma Employees: 34 Year Founded: 1999 Company Leader: Scott Beck, CEO and President; In Oklahoma – Matt Rice, Vice President, Edmond F oundation Medical Staffing lists “putting people first” as one of its core values, along with integrity, ethics and more, and this principle shows up throughout its workplace culture. Foundation Medical Staffing, an Oklahoma division of the Salt Lake City-based medical staffing firm CHG Healthcare, places home health and dialysis professionals in temporary and permanent jobs at treatment centers, clinics and hospitals nationwide. Each year, the company holds an annual survey to take employees’ pulse on both the business and culture at Foundation Medical and uses the results to make changes. Employees receive flexible schedules, health and wellness programs and training classes for both professional and personal skills. They have opportunities for company-paid volunteer time off, partic- ipation in team volunteer activities and company-subsidized humanitarian trips. Employees also participate in network groups for which the company provides $500 each year for group activities. Benefits include generous va- cation time and health care coverage, which extends to couples regardless of gender orientation; the company even offers transgender benefits. Matt Rice, Foundation Medical’s vice president in Edmond, considers the employees “a true work family.” “The people of Foundation Medical Staffing are what makes it a special place for sure. They care about what they do, they care about each other, 34 2018 Best Places to Work they enjoy working hard and enjoy working for something more than a paycheck,” he said. Foundation Medical was founded in Oklahoma in 1999 and became part of the national company CHG Healthcare in 2005. For the last nine years, Fortune Magazine has named CHG as one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For, and the national company has won other similar awards – Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld and Training Magazine’s Training Top 125 Hall of Fame. Nationally, the company recognizes employees with Inspirational Leadership Awards and encourages volunteerism by offering winners of its Difference Maker Award the opportunity to go to Kenya on a compa- ny-paid humanitarian trip. Locally, recognition includes calling out different employees for “Wow” moments for showing dedication, an annual Appreciation Week, a Making a Difference Week to support local charities and random fun celebrations like annual turkey bowling. There’s even a stress-relieving area that gives employees a place to take breaks by playing shuffleboard or table tennis. “The result is a workplace environment that’s not only fun but diverse, inclusive and supportive, a place where employees are passionate about the work they do and can grow in their careers,” said Scott Beck, CHG Healthcare CEO and president. The Journal Record