Philadelphia, PA — The Philadelphia Inquirer has awarded Independence Blue Cross (Independence) a Top Workplaces 2019 honor based on employee feedback. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about company values and whether their job makes them feel part of something meaningful.
“The Top Workplaces honor is particularly significant because it reflects the experiences of our associates and is based solely on their feedback,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence CEO. “Our associates are the reason we are successful as a company, so I am thrilled that they feel valued and motivated to learn, grow, and contribute at Independence Blue Cross.”
Independence offers associates a number of enrichment and growth opportunities, such as tuition deferral and reimbursement programs, a free on-site fitness facility, nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian, year-round farm-share programs, Indego bike share discounts, and the “Know Your Value” national employee development and empowerment program. In addition, Independence offers special perks reflecting the company’s core values including paid time off for volunteer work and preventive health screenings, and access to a variety of identity groups, activities, and clubs — including Associate Resource Groups where employees connected by common characteristics pursue professional development, networking opportunities, and community outreach.
“Our associates define what makes Independence special, and we are so proud to invest in their success and accomplishment,” said Jeanie Heffernan, Independence EVP and chief human resources officer.
The Top Workplaces list is gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
In 2018, Independence was recognized as a Forbes “Best Large Employer” and received an Excellence Award for Diversity at the HR Department of the Year Awards.
About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.