Willamette Dental Group Wins 2019 Employee Voice Award- Chosen for Distinction in Employee Engagement

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Willamette Dental Group has been recognized for its success in employee engagement for a fourth time by winning the 2019 Employee Voice Award from Quantum Workplace. As an employer, Willamette Dental Group strives to provide the freedom employees need to achieve their professional aspirations.

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“As a company we are committed to our employees, continually striving to nurture a culture that recognizes people first,” said Kris Holgerson, vice president of human resources for Willamette Dental Group.

Willamette Dental Group, the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the Pacific Northwest, has been recognized for its success in employee engagement for a fourth time by winning the 2019 Employee Voice Award from Quantum Workplace. The company received the award for Highest Level of Engagement in the category of employers with 1,000-4,999 employees, and they are the only healthcare company in the US to win in this category for 2019. Previous years Willamette Dental Group won the Employee Voice Award are 2012, 2016, and 2017.

“As a company we are committed to our employees, continually striving to nurture a culture that recognizes people first,” said Kris Holgerson, vice president of human resources for Willamette Dental Group. “We are honored to once again be included in the Employee Voice Awards. Our employees are hard at work bringing the best dental care to thousands of patients every day. This award honors the incredible collaboration and commitment our team has for each other and our company. They are the key to our continued success.”

Each year, Quantum Workplace hosts the “Best Places to Work” contest, which recognizes the top 20 organizations for their distinction in employee engagement with the Employee Voice Award. Established in 2008, award winners are determined by organizations with both highest level of employee engagement survey participation and highest levels of survey results. Employee engagement is defined by Quantum Workplace as the strength of mental and emotional connection that employees feel toward their places of work.

“'Culture is more than a buzzword - these companies prove it,” Greg Harris, President and CEO of Quantum Workplace, said about this year’s winners. “When leadership values open and honest employee feedback, recognizes strong performance, and clearly puts effort into improving the employee experience, employees are allowed to thrive and be the best versions of themselves. These organizations have displayed a commitment to creating cultures that lead to great success, and it’s our honor to partner with them and recognize their achievements.”

Willamette Dental Group has been committed to the Pacific Northwest for 49 years, providing compassionate oral healthcare through its dedication to proactive dentistry. Its success has been built on an unwavering dedication to its mission, core values, and standards of healthcare that put the people of those communities first, including its employees. In addition to the 2019 Employee Voice Award, Willamette Dental Group recently announced it raised the minimum hourly pay for all employees to $15.00.

As an employer, Willamette Dental Group strives to provide the freedom employees need to achieve their professional aspirations. As leaders in proactive care, its focus on research-backed innovation frees the company to do what’s best for its patients’ long-term health, partnering with patients to deliver preventive dental care every day. The company’s passion for science and research fuels progressive thinking and its
people-centered perspective.

Visit willamettedental.com/careers/ for more information on careers at Willamette Dental Group.

About Willamette Dental Group
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Willamette Dental Group has been providing high-quality dentistry for more than 49 years. They are the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the Northwest and operate more than 50 dental office locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Willamette Dental Group’s unique approach delivers proactive preventive dental care focused on promoting long-term health through a partnership with their patients.

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