The Lord’s Place Receives Top Accolades

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Agency which helps the homeless is ranked 7th among Best Midsized Companies to work for in the State of Florida and wins 2016 Work Works Award.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  Steve Jobs

As we approach Labor Day, the employees at The Lord’s Place have a lot to celebrate.  The Lord’s Place has, for the third consecutive year, been named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. In the listing compiled by Florida Trend magazine, The Lord Place was ranked 7th among best midsized companies to work for and again was the only non-profit ranked among Top 100 Best Companies.  In addition, The Lord’s Place was named a winner of the 2016 When Work Works Award honoring companies that excel at creating effective workplaces.  Criteria used to determine the winners of this award, bestowed on only 300 companies nationwide, include work/life balance policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs.  The When Work Works Awards program is administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management.

“We are so pleased for our agency and our employees to be honored with these awards,” said The Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley.  “We really do love our work at The Lord’s Place. These recognitions are a tribute to our commitment to our mission.”

The Lord’s Place Social Enterprise Life Coach Dot Graham said, “It is my passion to help those in need. At The Lord’s Place we treat people with dignity and respect while helping them reclaim their lives.  I love my work.”

The Lord’s Place has 97 employees working at six campuses to carry out its mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness in Palm Beach County by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in our community.

The annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.

“Top companies provide excellent pay, health insurance, 401k plans, and other ‘hard’ benefits, but they also offer the leadership and communications that encourage employees to participate in the organization’s overall success,” says Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty.

To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

The When Work Works Awards honor organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components that are linked with positive employee and employer outcomes: autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.

“These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”

For more information about The Lord’s Place visit www.thelordsplace.org or call 561-494-0125.