ST. LOUIS – Forbes has named Mercy to its America’s Best Employers for New Graduates 2021 list, ranking Mercy in the top 150 and above companies such as IKEA, Facebook and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Forbes and Statista Inc., an international market data provider, surveyed more than 20,000 young U.S. professionals who work for companies with at least 1,000 employees. The independent survey focused on work-related issues and experiences in the workplace.
Participants were asked to rate the likelihood they would recommend their employer to family and friends. The professionals also assessed their employers according to the following: atmosphere and development, diversity, image, salary and wage, working conditions and workplace. Additionally, participants were asked to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.
“We work very hard to make sure our benefits and compensation packages draw new hires, but more than that, Mercy provides an almost 200-year heritage of meaningful work,” said Scott Sell, vice president of Mercy’s talent selection and recruitment. “Our goal is to serve people and make this world a better place. During the pandemic, our more than 40,000 co-workers across several states made a critical difference in our communities every single day.
“More than 70% of millennials and Generation Z employees value purpose as the most important aspect of their careers. There is nothing more fulfilling than being part of a team providing quality, compassionate health care.”
Mercy’s talent scouts and recruiters are dedicated to bringing the best of the best to Mercy. New hires complete an onboarding class to welcome and introduce them to Mercy’s organizational culture. Mercy continues to refine its program and has piloted several projects to find out what new graduates expect from employers.
“Once someone joins Mercy, they tend to stay with Mercy because of our mission, opportunities for advancement and culture,” Sell said.
In addition to the Forbes list, Mercy also was recently recognized by Rally, the largest online community of recruitment practitioners, for its use of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology in recruitment.
Forbes America’s Best Employers for New Graduates 2021 list includes a diverse array of employment sectors, including health care, government, higher education, finance, service industries and information technology, among many others. Learn more about the list here.