Wesco Turf Named 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Winner
SARASOTA, FL (May 2016) Wesco Turf, The Toro Company’s top North American distributor of irrigation, golf
and grounds equipment based in Sarasota, Florida, has received the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award. They
are one of 35 companies across the globe to be chosen for this prestigious award.
“As an organization, we have always felt it important to gain our employees’ input and insights, but the Gallup
tool allowed us to dig deeper into the stories behind the results,” said Wesco Turf President Billy Gamble. “We
were able to focus on our employees’ input in an actionable way.”
The award was created to recognize organizations ability to create engaged workplace cultures that drive business
outcomes. Recipients are an elite group that average a ratio of 14 engaged employees to one actively disengaged
employee, which is more than seven times what Gallup found in nationally representative U.S. polling. This ratio is
also more than 21 times what Gallup found in nationally representative polling in 142 countries worldwide.
“Wesco's foundation is built on the strength and quality of our people. Our team members stay because we are
committed to providing all of the resources and tools necessary to help our people be successful,” said Wesco
Turf Human Resource Director Ann Roggero. “We foster an environment that offers challenging, stimulating
and financially rewarding opportunities for our employees. Nearly half of our 140+ associates have worked
here for more than ten years.”
A highly engaged workforce, according to Gallup, can mean the difference between a company that thrives and
one that struggles. When employees are engaged, they are passionate, creative and entrepreneurial, and their
enthusiasm fuels business growth. When employees are not engaged, often they are indifferent toward their jobs,
and will hold back the growth for a business.
“The world’s top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces,” said Jim
Harter, Ph.D., Gallup’s chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. “Gallup’s Great Workplace Award
winners understand and acknowledge the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their
organization, while using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes.”
The Gallup Great Workplace Award, now in its 10th year, recognizes organizations that meet Gallup’s eligibility
criteria. To qualify, they must demonstrate an extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace across teams,
departments and locations. The employee based survey is reviewed and scored by a panel of Gallup judges.
About Wesco Turf
For over 29 years, Wesco Turf, Inc. has been the golf & grounds equipment and irrigation leader in Florida and Southern
Georgia. Wesco is the exclusive provider for Toro, Club Car utility vehicles, Bernhard reel and bedknife grinders,
Flowtronex pump stations, and Salsco greens rollers. Wesco Turf was recently honored as the recipient of Toro’s North
American 2015 Distributor of Excellence Award. For more information, visit www.wescoturf.com.
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