FULLERTON, CALIF. – For the second consecutive year, Morningside has received certification by the global research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work®.
The Fullerton-based retirement community was recognized after a thorough analysis of confidential employee surveys. The largely positive feedback included high ratings for diversity and work-life balance; a healthy family-like dynamic; a collaborative, team-oriented workplace; and management that supports employees and encourages them to develop their careers. Employees were also inspired by the company’s active engagement in the surrounding communities, aimed at fostering workplace inclusion and diversity.
“We are extremely proud to earn the Great Place to Work certification for the second year in a row. Our culture is built on a diverse and connected set of colleagues who are driven by a shared purpose – to foster an environment where our employees and our residents thrive,” says Richard Nordsiek, Executive Director at Morningside.
Best known for producing their annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for Fortune magazine, Great Place to Work® specializes in helping organizations of all sizes identify the strengths and areas of opportunity of their employee culture.
Confidential surveys are completed by employees in all departments and job functions, and at all levels of experience. The surveys contain over 60 questions, including leadership effectiveness, respect, employee pride in the community, and fairness. Answers are compiled and quantified, then compared to established benchmarks for employee satisfaction. Only those companies that meet or exceed the benchmarks are awarded a Great Place to Work certification.
“The Great Place to Work certification is a huge inspiration for us to continue investing in our special culture and creating an inclusive and collaborative environment where new and existing employees come to grow,” says Jessica Hanacek, Director of Human Resources at Morningside.
The core values and qualities that helped recertify Morningside as a Great Place to Work are also those embraced by their very own STAR program. Developed to identify and reward team members who provide exceptional service, STAR stands for Service to Residents and Colleagues, Team Success, Aim for Excellence and Do the Right Thing.
Morningside of Fullerton, an award-winning California continuing care retirement community, has been making a difference in residents’ and employees’ lives since 1991.