Marketplace Chaplains find Company Leaders Realizing Employees are their Only Asset

May 17, 2016  |   tagMarketplace Matters

Businesses regularly apply preventative maintenance strategies and programs for their machines, vehicles and other valuable assets. Marketplace Chaplains, America’s largest and original workplace chaplaincy organization, has found a recent trend that business savvy leaders are seeing that satisfied employees are really the company’s only asset which lasts and is worth investing in.

“I can’t say enough for what Marketplace Chaplains has been to our company and to our most important asset—our employees,” said Goran Haag, president and owner of Champion Fiberglass in Houston, Texas. “When we have someone in the hospital, they are the first person there. They are here to care for and to comfort our people.”

While American corporations today are always looking to maximize their most vital assets, one emerging trend shows employees themselves are the most important asset, an issue being addressed as record-setting numbers of companies are utilizing Marketplace Chaplains nationally and internationally.

On average, a disengaged employee costs a company $10,000 in profit annually, according to consulting firm Aon Hewitt, which surveyed more than 7,000 enterprises and was reported by Digitalist Magazine.1 The same article reported that in 2014 a Career Builder survey revealed that 59% of employees were dissatisfied with their jobs.

Dissatisfied employees is a trend being echoed nationwide by company leaders who have turned to Marketplace Chaplains for help. Marketplace Chaplains provides an onsite, confidential, third-party employee care service, helping thousands of employees handle normal, everyday life issues that can derail an employee from being their best at work and away from work.

“In our company we have a wide background of employees with various and diverse family issues and problems,” said EME Chairman Randy Turnbow from California. “Having Marketplace Chaplains in the building walking the factory floors is a great benefit to us.”

“We are grateful for so many visionary CEOs and company leaders who have seen the need to take care of their only asset which will last—their employees and their family members,” said Doug Fagerstrom, Executive President and CEO of Marketplace Chaplains.

Marketplace Chaplains currently serves more than 600,000 client company employees and their family members in 46 states, 9 provinces, 1,107 cities and 6 international countries and 1 commonwealth.

For more information on this unique employee benefit which has been featured in Marketplace Chaplains on CNN, NBC Nightly News, and in the Washington Post, the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, visit

About Marketplace Chaplains

To arrange an interview with a Marketplace Chaplain contact Art Stricklin, Vice President Public Relations, at or call 1-800-775-7657