Workplace at United Way for Southeastern Michigan ranks among world’s best

Thursday, April 14, 2016

DETROIT, MI — The torch at United Way for Southeastern Michigan shines brighter, as the organization has been named among the winners of Gallup’s 2016 Great Workplace Award. The award recognizes companies across the globe for their extraordinary ability to create and sustain an engaged workplace culture, and it places United Way for Southeastern Michigan among the top workplaces in the world.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan was invited to apply after meeting initial criteria. Detailed evidence of its commitment to and advancement of employee-centric performance excellence was submitted. Following a panel review and scoring from Gallup judges, the organization was selected for its performance in the areas of strategy and leadership, accountability and performance, communication and knowledge management, and development and ongoing learning.

“It is our mission to retain and attract the best and brightest to further our goal of making our community a truly great place for everyone to live, work and play,” says Herman Gray, president and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan. “This Gallup recognition is an honor, and speaks to our commitment to our employees and their well-being as they do the work bringing our mission to life day after day throughout Greater Detroit”

United Way for Southeastern Michigan, along with other organizations, will be honored during the 2016 Gallup Summit on May 10-12, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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About United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way for Southeastern Michigan mobilizes the caring power of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways throughout the region. The organization is led by a diverse group of volunteers from business, labor, government, human services, education and the community. United Way provides opportunities to invest in the metropolitan Detroit community through volunteerism, advocacy, and its annual campaign. United Way for Southeastern Michigan is a leader in convening partners to achieve positive outcomes around our three impact areas: Childhood Nutrition, Early Childhood Development and College and Career Pathways. For more information visit