Thursday, March 26, 2015
“We are honored to be included with such an outstanding group of employers," said Gary Park, President of UNC Hospitals. "The real credit for this recognition goes to the entire staff of the UNC Health Care System, who dedicate their lives to serving the health care needs of the citizens of North Carolina and beyond.”
Forbes published the list on March 25. This is the first time that Forbes has published a Best Employers list.
Here's how Forbes explained the methodology used to compile the list:
"The 500 employers on our list were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista.com of 20,000 American employees working for large U.S. companies and institutions (minimum headcount: 2,500), and U.S. divisions of international firms. They were asked anonymously through several online panels if they’d recommend their employer, or any other employers in their industry, to a potential employee. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity) in the sample is representative of the overall U.S. workforce. Where appropriate, subsidiaries of larger entities were combined for evaluation. The survey was conducted on companies in all industry sectors employing more than 2,500 workers in the U.S."
A total of 16 North Carolina employers were included on the list. The highest-ranked North Carolina employers included Quintiles (No. 30), SAS (No. 31), UNC Health Care (No. 50), Carolinas HealthCare System (No. 95), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (No. 95) and North Carolina State University (No. 125).