WesleyLife Certified as a Great Place to Work®
For the third year in a row, the Great Place to Work Institute has honored WesleyLife 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 asked team members such questions as whether they feel the work they do makes a difference, and whether their contributions help advance the organization as well as the greater community.
“The survey tells us more than four of five people who work for WesleyLife consider it a great place to work, and our team members have one another to thank for creating an environment that helps us all do our best on behalf of those we serve,” 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 feel tremendous ownership of they do, and that they know how much their contributions matter.”
WesleyLife employs more than 1,750 people in 10 locations across Iowa. Team members took the Great Place to Work survey within the past few weeks, and Kretzinger said the results are especially meaningful given that COVID-19 has affected workplace logistics for many team members.
“We have had some team members working from home or from alternate locations, and the fact that connections have remained strong tells me that our team members have been able to keep their focus on our mission and continue to provide quality care and services to the 10,000-plus residents and clients who count on us,” he said. “I can’t say enough about the work our team has continued to do during this challenging time.”
Kretzinger added 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.
Guided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife enhances the independence, health, and well-being of individuals wherever they call home, transforming the aging experience to encourage individuals to live lives of greater purpose and meaning. Certified as a Great Place to Work, WesleyLife offers health and well-being services in 15 Iowa counties through our 11 communities, award-winning Adult Day programs, and an array of home and community-based services. In 2019, WesleyLife expanded to eastern Iowa and western Illinois in partnership with Genesis Health System via a new organization, WellSpire, and a new WellSpire community is under construction in Bettendorf, Iowa. For more information about WesleyLife, please visit wesleylife.org.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention, and stock performance.