Buckner Retirement Services (BRS) received a national ranking of 13 on the Best Workplaces for Aging Services (small and medium) by Great Place to Work®, in partnership with Fortune Magazine. The second annual ranking analyzes survey results from more than 223,000 employees across the country in the aging services industry.
“Our team is what makes the difference in the quality of service we provide residents,” said Buckner Retirement Services Senior Vice President Charlie Wilson. “Our team is passionate about working with senior adults, and we do everything we can to nurture that passion. At the end of the day, we want to inspire happiness for our residents as well as our staff.”
Highlighted in the recognition is the quote from one BRS employee, who wrote, “Many, many of us consider our positions/jobs as ‘callings’ rather than jobs. We feel called to do the work we do and take joy in knowing we are helping improve or creating joy in the lives of seniors.”
BRS communities include Buckner Parkway Place in Houston, Buckner Villas in Austin, Buckner Calder Woods in Beaumont, Buckner Westminster Place in Longview and Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo. Move-ins are underway at the newest community, Ventana by Buckner in Dallas, which will hold a grand opening ribbon cutting in November.
According to the Great Place to Work website, “To determine the 2019 Best Workplaces in Aging Services, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing 223,183 employees working in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry in the United States.
“Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a “Great Place to Work for All™.” Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry.
BRS was recognized in the “small and medium category,” which includes senior living companies with 10 to 999 employees.
Additional BRS employee feedback included: “My work has special meaning; this is not ‘just a job;’” “I’m proud to tell others I work here;” and “When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.”
For the full list of Best Workplaces for Aging Services, click here.