UF, Shands Move Up On Best-Employers List

Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, Provost, Cornell University (left) walks with Charles Lane (right), Chief Operating Officer on the campus of the University of Florida on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. All three Presidential Finalists are on UF's campus being interviewed by various groups of faculty, staff, students the public and the board of trustees.
University of Florida President Kent Fuchs (left) walks around campus in October 2014 when he was being considered for the position. UF and UF Health Shands Hospital have moved up several spots on Forbes’ list of America’s best employers. (File/WUFT News)

The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital have advanced on Forbes’ list of America’s best employers.

UF went up 31 spots, from 121th in 2015 to 90th in 2016, according to a news release from the university. In addition, it ranked 13th among public universities.

Shands jumped 65 spots from 2015 to 2016, going from 154th to 89th, the release said. Among U.S. health care providers, it was No. 16.

Forbes asked more than 30,000 U.S. workers employed by companies with more than 5,000 people on staff to determine how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. The workers were contacted online anonymously without interaction from their employers.

“UF being on the list again this year is wonderful news. Seeing that our ranking improved so much is icing on the cake,” Paula Fussell, UF’s vice president for human resource services, said in the release. “It reflects the importance we place on our employees and the effort we put into making the University of Florida such a great place to work.”


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