Friday, January 8, 2010

Navy As A Top 50 Employer in 2009

The Chief of Naval Operations and the Chief of Naval Personnel have stated their goal of making the Navy a Top 50 Employer in the U.S. "The Great Place to Work Institute (GPWI)" ranks the top 100 corporations to work for as a service to FORTUNE magazine. The Navy isn't actually eligible for consideration (so you won't find them on the FORTUNE 100 List) but the Navy continues to work toward the CNO and CNP goal.

What Makes a Great Place to Work ®?
GPWI's approach is based on the major findings of 20 years of research - that trust between managers and employees is the primary defining characteristic of the very best workplaces.

At the heart of their definition of a great place to work - a place where employees "trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with" - is the idea that a great workplace is measured by the quality of the three, interconnected relationships that exist there:

  • The relationship between employees and management.
  • The relationship between employees and their jobs/company.
  • The relationship between employees and other employees.
The Navy is certainly in the top 100 based on GPWI's criteria.

The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Gary Roughead, is emphasizing his commitment to making the Navy a top 50” workplace during his tenure. The future Navy must be more technical and complex than ever before, and to enable future success, the best Sailors and Navy civilians must join the force and choose to stay.

“We have everything. We have great people. We have great opportunity; we really have great benefits, and great compensation. We do things around the world that people read about. We’re changing people’s lives through humanitarian assistance. We’re reaching into space from our ships. We’re diving deep into the ocean. We’re at the front end of technology…when I talk about our service in the Navy, even though our work is hard, our work is dangerous, and we make great sacrifices, we really are the fortunate few,” Adm. Roughead said.

Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, CNP, highlighted the Navy's efforts to be recognized as a Top 50 employer.

"We believe that a Top 50 organization is one that has innovative programs for its people, that recognizes people as their most valuable asset and rewards them with an environment that is personally and professionally rewarding and challenging, that promotes a climate of respect and trust, that encourages development and provides the rewarding work of service," said Ferguson.

I am pleased to see that the Navy Chief of Information picked up this blog post for publication in their 12 January 2010 CHINFO clips - EXCERPTS FROM BLOGS AROUND THE WORLD (PUBLISHED 07JAN - 11JAN).


Anonymous said...

Seriously, the Navy is already in the top 100? Words on paper do not constitute a top 100 company - we have a long way to go.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

I do believe we are in the top 100 when you consider all the components of the evaluation used to determine the FORTUNE magazine top 100. We do have a ways to go, but not to break into the top 100. I believe we are there.