‘Putting people first’ business model helps once turnover-plagued CHG turn it around

By: Heather May | Special to The Tribune

November 13, 2015

CHG Healthcare Services' path to becoming one of Utah's best places to work began with failure.

The Cottonwood Heights-based company — which places physicians, nurses and other health professionals in jobs around the country — couldn't get its own employees to stay. Nearly half quit each year, and it meant CHG couldn't easily add more clients and grow. So leaders asked people why they were leaving and what they could do to stop the exodus.

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Salt Lake Tribune Top Workplaces 2015

Meet the 60 companies in Utah that received the highest ratings from their employees in 2015.

Featured Company

O.C. Tanner Company

Employee Appreciation Services and Rewards
(founded in 1927)

Featured Company

Verisys Corp

Data Analysis & Research
(founded in 1992)

Featured Company

Large Businesses

#1 Large Business

CHG Healthcare Services

Healthcare staffing
(founded in 1979)

#2 Large Business

Prestige Financial

Credit & Finance
(founded in 1994)

#3 Large Business



#4 Large Business


(founded in 1984)

#5 Large Business

IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group

(founded in 1989)

#6 Large Business

#7 Large Business

American Express

Multinational financial serivces
(founded in 1850)

#8 Large Business

O.C. Tanner Company

Employee Appreciation Services and Rewards
(founded in 1927)

#9 Large Business

Clearlink Technologies LLC

Digital Marketing and Sale
(founded in 2003)

#10 Large Business

Ogden Clinic

(founded in 1950)

#11 Large Business

Discover Financial Services

(founded in 1985)

#12 Large Business

Salt Lake County Library Services

Public LIbrary
(founded in 1939)

#13 Large Business

doTERRA International

(founded in 2008)

#14 Large Business

Newfield Exploration Co.

(founded in 1988)

#15 Large Business

Nicholas & Company

Foodservice and Distribution
(founded in 1939)

Midsize Businesses

#1 Midsize Business


Other Services
(founded in 2011)

#2 Midsize Business

Health Catalyst

Vendor Serving Healthcare Industry
(founded in 2008)

#3 Midsize Business

Encompass Home Health-Hospice

Health Care
(founded in 1998)

#4 Midsize Business

Gardner Village

(founded in 1980)

#5 Midsize Business

Young Automotive Group

Automotive Group
(founded in 1925)

#6 Midsize Business

Shriners Hospitals for Children

(founded in 1925)

#7 Midsize Business

Verisys Corp

Data Analysis & Research
(founded in 1992)

#8 Midsize Business

Futura Industries

Aluminum Extrusion
(founded in 1946)

#9 Midsize Business

Security Service Federal CU

(founded in 1956)

#10 Midsize Business

#11 Midsize Business

First American Title Insurance Agency

title insurance
(founded in 1889)

#12 Midsize Business


Corporate training and leadership development
(founded in 2001)

#13 Midsize Business

Mark Miller Subaru

Auto Dealership
(founded in 1953)

#14 Midsize Business


Enterprise Work Management Software
(founded in 2001)

#15 Midsize Business

Buckner Co

Insurance Consultants & Brokers
(founded in 1936)

#16 Midsize Business

#17 Midsize Business


Custom Software Development & Consulting
(founded in 2005)

#18 Midsize Business

#19 Midsize Business

Utah Retirement Systems

(founded in 1963)

#20 Midsize Business

SirsiDynix Corporation

Enterprise Software
(founded in 1979)

Small Businesses

#1 Small Business

Diversified Insurance Group

Insurance Consultants & Brokers
(founded in 2001)

#2 Small Business

Brighton Home Health and Hospice

(founded in 2012)

#3 Small Business

BambooHR LLC

Information Technology
(founded in 2008)

#4 Small Business


Managed Services & Outsourcing
(founded in 1999)

#5 Small Business

Rhodes Bake and Serve

Food / Beverages
(founded in 1958)

#6 Small Business

Love Communications

Marketing and Branding
(founded in 1999)

#7 Small Business


Healthcare/Quality Improvement Organization
(founded in 1973)

#8 Small Business

Penna Powers

Full Services Communications Firm
(founded in 1984)

#9 Small Business

Pinnacle Quality Insight

Business Services
(founded in 1995)

#10 Small Business


Education Software
(founded in 2009)

#11 Small Business


Financial Solutions Provider
(founded in 2010)

#12 Small Business


(founded in 2004)

#13 Small Business

Elase Medical Spas

Laser & Aesthetics Provider
(founded in 2004)

#14 Small Business

Get Away Today Vacations

Disney Vacation Specialists
(founded in 1990)

#15 Small Business

Nightingale College

College / University
(founded in 2010)

#16 Small Business

Employer Solutions Group

Business Services
(founded in 1997)

#17 Small Business


(founded in 2008)

#18 Small Business

Grant Thornton LLP

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants
(founded in 1924)

#19 Small Business

The Container Store

Specialty Retail
(founded in 1978)

#20 Small Business

The Presidio Group

Insurance Consultants & Brokers
(founded in 1993)

#21 Small Business

Harris Mechanical Intermountain

(founded in 1948)

#22 Small Business

Davinci Virtual


#23 Small Business


Behavioral Health
(founded in 1994)

#24 Small Business

Waterford Institute Inc

Education - Primary / Secondary School
(founded in 1976)

#25 Small Business

National Institute of Medical Aesthetics

(founded in 2009)