Forbes has named Duke University and Duke University Health System among the 2022 “Best-in-State Employers” in North Carolina.
According to the rankings released on Wednesday, Duke University placed 10th and the Health System placed 11th out of 100 employers in North Carolina.
“To me, it underscores and puts in bold the fact that we are committed to providing top-notch employment opportunities for our employees, faculty and staff, on both the University and Health System side,” said Duke Interim Vice President for Human Resources Antwan Lofton.
Working with statistics partner Statista, Forbes conducted an independent survey of 70,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in U.S. operations.
Forbes and Statista based the ranking on how employees rated their willingness to recommend their employer to friends and family. Survey participants were also prompted to evaluate other employers in their region and respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.
Survey respondents were asked to answer questions 52 questions about work-related topics, including their opinions surrounding working conditions, diversity, salary, potential for development, company image and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It tells our current employees that the hard work they’re putting out there is being recognized nationally,” Lofton said. “And there are people outside of Duke University, outside of the scope of Durham, North Carolina, taking note that we have a very well-standing Duke brand.”
The Forbes and Statista survey was conducted on companies across all industry sectors. The amount of employers awarded in each state varies from three to 101, depending on relevant employers and size of the state’s workforce.
In 2022, Duke University and Duke University Health System were named as ‘Best Employers’ by Forbes. In 2021, Duke University and Duke University Health System were also recognized on the ‘Best Employers for Women’ list by Forbes.
Read the full Forbes list here.