Forbes Names Mercy a Top Employer for Second Straight Year

June 30, 2022

ST. LOUIS – Forbes has named Mercy to its America’s Best Employers for New Grads 2022 list, ranking Mercy in the top 200 companies, including AT&T, Edward Jones and The Walt Disney Company.

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, and 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.

“Everyone’s job should provide them with the basics – a salary, support system, safety, things like that. But at Mercy, our co-workers get to draw on a legacy of caring for people that goes back nearly two centuries,” said Kayla Drady, Mercy’s director of talent acquisition strategy and operations. “We strive to provide competitive compensation and benefits, but it’s the sense of meaning and mission behind the work of healing people, along with the culture that has been cultivated at Mercy, that helps us attract the very best coworkers.”

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. The onboarding program is refined on an ongoing basis, and Mercy has piloted several projects to learn what new graduates expect from employers.

“One of the things we’re very proud of is a lower-than-average turnover rate, and we attribute that to the effort we put into making Mercy a great place to work,” Drady said.

Forbes America’s Best Employers for New Grads 2022 list includes a diverse array of employment sectors, including health care, government, higher education, finance, service industries and information technology, and many others. Learn more about the list here.