United Methodist Communities was recently certified as a Great Place to Work by independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute. On August 15, we surprised and thanked our associates by announcing this achievement and holding simultaneous celebrations at all locations.
“The festive atmosphere was enhanced by great food, music, and a photo booth, which prompted some fun team photos. It was a fabulous day and a proud moment for UMC,” shared Robbie Voloshin, corporate director of marketing.
Attaining this certification shows the world what we already know to be true. UMC associates are proud of where they work and love the working atmosphere. They value their associates and love their residents.
“We expect that this certification will lead to much higher associate retention, greater resident satisfaction and higher regard throughout New Jersey for UMC’s brand. I am so proud to work with so many passionate and committed people with a heart for serving seniors and look forward to other like-minded individuals joining us at all levels of our organization,” stated David Glenn, vice president of human resources.
This certification also provides undeniable proof to new associates that UMC is a great place to further their careers. Catrina Morroni, sales counselor at The Shores, says, “My favorite part about coming to work every day is feeling that I make a difference in the lives of residents and their family members.”
With roughly 1,200 residents and clients and more than 850 associates United Methodist Communities serves the entire state of New Jersey and holds this ministry as a sacred trust, which connects us with Wesley’s directive to care for the most vulnerable and Jesus’ command to “care for the least of these.”