United Methodist Communities Certified as a Great Place to Work® for the Second Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, United Methodist Communities (UMC), a multi-site senior care organization in New Jersey has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute. The certification process considered anonymous and confidential employee surveys from across United Methodist Communities’ 13 locations.
Great Place to Work®, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Activated Insights, an independent firm, conducted the survey and analyzed the results.
President and CEO, Lawrence Carlson, stated, “We are so proud of all of our associates who have again affirmed their favorable workplace experiences each day as they serve our elder residents.”
To determine the Best Workplaces in Aging Services list, Great Place to Work® analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 162,000 employees working in senior housing and care, as well as at-home care (including hospice) in the US. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees at each organization, Great Place to Work® only considers companies if their Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95 percent confidence level with a 5 percent margin of error or better.
Attaining the Great Place to Work® certification for May 2019 to May 2020 proves associates’ positive evaluations of UMC. Among these, 88 percent reported they felt welcomed when they joined the company, 87 percent cited that their work has special meaning, and 85 percent said they make a difference. Great Place to Work® certification elevates UMC as an ideal organization in which current and future associates can further their careers.
“This national recognition for a second consecutive year is very affirming. The fact that 81 percent of our associates rated UMC as a Great Place to Work® (up from 75 percent last year), indicates that an even greater number of our associates feel positively about UMC’s culture, practices and leadership,” reflected David Glenn, vice president of human resources.