Starkey Celebrates Award-Winning HR and Wellness Initiatives

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (March 6, 2020) – Starkey is pleased to announce two recent awards related to its commitment to providing superior employee offerings. 

Starkey has been recognized by Ultimate Software with an Innovation Award. Given every year at the company’s Connections conference, the Innovation Awards recognize organizations that are on the leading edge of human capital management. Starkey was honored for using UltiPro’s unique “People First” technology to improve the employee experience. 

“Continuous improvement is critical for any company to be successful, and at Starkey, our HR team has been working diligently to remove barriers and increase productivity by utilizing tools to their full capability,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Krautkramer. “I’m extremely proud of this team for leveraging employee-focused technologies to create efficiencies all over the organization.” 

Additionally, Starkey partner Marathon Health recently received the 2020 Best in KLAS Award in the category of worksite health services. An independent research firm that has been providing impartial insights to the healthcare industry since 1996, KLAS measures the customer experience from 178 employers with worksite health centers. 

The ranking is the result of high scores for loyalty, strength of partnership, engagement, and strategic expertise – all of which are deeply-rooted values at Starkey. This ranking, gathered from the information provided by Marathon Health customers, confirms Starkey’s commitment to delivering high quality services to employees as we work together to transform hearing health care. 

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About Starkey

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 6,000 

employees, operates 26+ facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at Starkey.com. 

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