TAMPA, FL August 2022: GTE Financial has become certified as a Most Loved Workplace®, backed by Best Practice Institute (BPI) research and analysis. Most Loved Workplace® validation provides the most comprehensive look at workplace sentiment for organizations today.

"GTE is honored to have achieved this national recognition for the first time! This fantastic milestone achievement shows our level of employee engagement, including the level of respect, collaboration, support, and sense of belonging at GTE," comments Brian Best, President and CEO of GTE Financial. "We are lucky enough to experience the GTE culture every day, but it makes it even more special when it’s recognized as an amazing place to work not just in Tampa Bay but nationwide," he continued.

GTE Financial has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace® because of the contributions each of the GTE employees makes daily in delivering on the credit union's core values and dedication to their members.

Most Loved Workplaces® certify companies where employees are the happiest and most satisfied at work. GTE Financial became certified as a Most Loved Workplace based on its scores on the Love of Workplace Index™, which surveyed employees on various elements around employee satisfaction and sentiment they feel inside the Company. 

"I started Most Loved Workplaces out of inspiration from my community of people who consciously place love for their employees at the center of their business model," said Louis Carter, founder and CEO of BPI. 

In addition to his role, Carter is a social/organizational psychologist, thought leader, entrepreneur, and author. His book, "In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance by Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace," outlines the requirements for any organization to become a respected, reputable place people love to work (A Most Loved Workplace.) 

Most Loved Workplace® surveyed more than 175 companies and more than 3,000 executives across the United States, the Middle East/Northern Africa, and Southeast Asia. They found a correlation between productivity and employee sentiment, with 94 percent of responders saying they did three to four times more work for a company they loved; and 95 percent staying at companies they loved three to four times longer. The Most Loved Workplaces certification is a sure sign of employee satisfaction and a great environment.

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