WesleyLife Certified as Great Place to Work 2018
For the first time in WesleyLife’s history, Great Place to Work Institute has honored the organization with certification as a Great Place to Work. An independent research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work evaluated more than 60 elements of WesleyLife team members’ experiences on the job in making its decision.
The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across the organization’s locations throughout Iowa. The survey queried team members about pride in the organization’s community impact; their belief that the work they do makes a difference; and the feeling that their work has special meaning to the organization.
“We’re very proud of this designation, and especially proud that it resulted from feedback from our team members about the way they view their importance to our mission and vision,” Rob Kretzinger, WesleyLife’s CEO, said. “We view our organizational culture as critical to the success and effectiveness of WesleyLife, and we’re gratified that our team members look forward to coming to work each day.
“The designation doesn’t mean we’re perfect, but it means we place a high premium on being the kind of organization that inspires trust and provides the tools for our team members to do their very best work on behalf of the people we serve.”
WesleyLife employs about 1,500 people in 10 locations across Iowa. The majority of team members took the Great Place to Work survey in May, and results were compiled in early June. Kretzinger said WesleyLife looks forward to using the Great Place to Work designation as a means of informing potential team members that the organization emphasizes the importance of positive workplace culture and provides each employee with the tools to find meaning in his or her work.
Great Place to Work congratulated WesleyLife Tuesday on the designation.
“We applaud WesleyLife for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”