The Lord’s Place named one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For
This is the fourth consecutive year that the Palm Beach County non-profit
has earned this designation and is the only non-profit to be recognized
For the fourth consecutive year, The Lord’s Place has been named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. 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.
The Lord’s Place ranked seventh in the list of the top 30 best midsized companies in Florida. It is the only non-profit business listed in the top 100 best companies to work for in the state, regardless of size.
The Lord’s Place has worked for more than 30 years to help those who are homeless in Palm Beach County, reaching out to the chronically homeless as well as helping those who have recently become homeless. Each year, hundreds of men, women and children transition out of homelessness at The Lord’s Place family campus, men’s campus and at three sites for homeless women and at more than 20 individual apartments throughout Palm Beach County. In addition, the Lord’s Place provides those who are homeless with job training and placement, coordinated clinical services and other assistance needed to meet the individual needs of each family or individual.
“We are honored to once again be ranked among the top companies to work for in Florida,” said The Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley. “It is a recognition of the dedication and compassion of our staff in working to change the lives of those we serve and of our board of directors who recognize the challenging nature of our work and enable us to create a work culture that honors and rewards our staff for their efforts.”
To participate, companies or government entities must 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.
“What’s clear from our list is that amenities like free lunch or a game room at the workplace are not the things that make a great workplace. Those amenities are just part of the way companies reflect their cultures — it’s the culture of the company and the company’s ability to hire people who understand and embody the culture that create a great workplace,” said Florida Trend Executive Editor Mark Howard.
The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. Best Companies Group managed the registration, survey and analysis and determined the final rankings. For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.
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About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with partners worldwide to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies” and “Best Employers” programs. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, visit www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.