WesleyLife Receives Iowa 2015 Top Workplace Award

June 02, 2021  |  by WesleyLife


JOHNSTON, Iowa – Sept. 11, 2015 – WesleyLife has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including – alignment, execution and connection – just to name a few.

“Team members have told us what makes WesleyLife’s workplace great is the feeling that they are doing work that makes a difference, that contributes to a clearly articulated vision of where WesleyLife is going and how it plans to get there,” said WesleyLife CEO Rob Kretzinger. “WesleyLife’s mission is to support the independence, health and well-being of older adults, wherever they call home.  And our team members contribute to this mission every day as they transform the aging experience by engaging and empowering others to live longer, healthier lives.”

While the list of Top Workplaces has grown to 150 as more candidates seek to join other employers recognized for their success, WesleyLife has remained ranked in the top 25 large employers in the state, this year ranking 18th.  WesleyLife is also the only nonprofit, senior living organization named as a Top Workplace.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”


About WesleyLife—a nonprofit organization

Guided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife is enhancing the independence, health and well-being of older adults. Our vision is to transform the aging experience so people live longer, healthier lives. We offer health and wellness services in 15 Iowa counties through our Communities for Healthy Living, three adult day services programs and an array of services delivered to people wherever they call home.  For more information about WesleyLife, please visit www.wesleylife.org

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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