The University is again recognized as one of the state's top employers
For the fourth year in a row, Forbes Magazine has named the University of Arizona as one of the best places to work in Arizona.
In the publication's annual America's Best Employers By State list, released Wednesday, the University placed No. 36 out of 75 employers in Arizona and No. 5 in the education subcategory. The University was ranked No. 11 among employers headquartered in Arizona.
"I am delighted to see our University's workplace culture recognized once again by Forbes Magazine," said University President Robert C. Robbins. "We continue to embrace constantly evolving workforce trends in our efforts to help sustain our University's position as an excellent place to work."
Forbes collaborated with German market and consumer data specialist Statista on a survey of roughly 70,000 U.S. employees across 25 industry sectors. They collected direct recommendations from university employees as well as indirect recommendations from workers in the higher education industry. The survey considered working conditions, salary, potential for growth and diversity. Of the thousands of companies eligible for inclusion in the final ranking, only a few are recognized in each state.
Earlier this year, Forbes also included the University on its Best Employers for Diversity list, placing it No. 248 out of 500 businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Among the 40 educational institutions on the list, the University is ranked No. 10 among public colleges and universities and No. 18 overall.
"We continue to reassess what we can and should do as a university to create the most welcoming and productive climate for our workforce, and I am proud of our accomplishments so far," said Helena Rodrigues, vice president and chief human resources officer. "We strive to support the best possible work-life integration for our more than 15,000 employees, and I am happy to see those efforts recognized by Forbes."
Several factors may have encouraged survey participants to rank the University as one of Arizona's top workplaces, including benefits, professional development programs and total health support. University employees are eligible for tuition reduction, 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both parents and benefits for domestic partners.
Life & Work Connections – part of the Division of Human Resources – provides resources related to child care, adult care and elder care as well as counseling, stress management and burnout prevention. Other services include annual flu shots, weight management support, health screenings and nutrition counseling.
Learn more about the University's benefits on the HR website.