COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 3, 2013) – For the second year in a row, Compassion International has been recognized as one of the top workplaces in the world by the Gallup Organization. The award, which is based on extremely rigorous criteria, is presented to companies with an extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture.
"We are honored to be chosen again for this prestigious award," says Dr. Wess Stafford, Compassion International president and CEO. "Every person who works for our ministry understands the importance of our mission. As a result, we have one of the best-performing workforces in the world that is dedicated to serving over 1.4 million children in 26 countries."
The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Applicants’ results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants’ results to select the winners. Compassion was one of only 32 workplaces around the globe to receive the honor.
"These award-winning organizations set a new standard for workplace excellence,” said Dr. James Harter, chief scientist for Workplace Management and Wellbeing. "They have proven track records for improving lives along with performance. The management tenets they practice have proven value in both thriving and struggling economies overall."
Compassion will formally receive the award as part of The Gallup Summit on May 7-9, 2013 in Omaha, Neb.
About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow on Twitter at @compassion.
About the Gallup Great Workplace Award
The award’s weight and design equal the merit of the winners’ accomplishments. To create the award, Gallup designers collaborated with R.S. Owens & Company, the company that produces many of the world’s most prestigious awards, including the Academy Award. The award consists of two components: The top design features 12 etched crystal planes, layered to convey the kinetic energy of an engaged workforce. The crystal sits atop a concave-shaped pedestal base composed of polished silver-plated legs and a satin-finish front display. The combination of these parts results in a piece that evokes the nature of engagement.