United Methodist Communities a "Great Place to Work"

Bristol Glen one of 11 sites in New Jersey

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NEPTUNE, NJ — United Methodist Communities, a multi-site senior care organization in New Jersey, announced that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute. The certification process considered anonymous and confidential employee surveys from across United Methodist Communities’ 11 locations.

One of those locations is Bristol Glen in Newton.

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does,” said James M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. Great Place to Work® certification provides undeniable support that the associates at United Methodist Communities love what they do.

Great Place to Work®, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Activated Insights, an independent firm, conducted the survey and analyzed the results.

UMC President and CEO Lawrence Carlson, affirmed, “My job as a leader is to provide opportunities for all our associates to have a meaningful impact in the lives of our clients, residents and families. Our journey to person-directed living has been instrumental in providing an empowering environment in which to work. The extent to which our associates are engaged directly impacts the quality of life of those we serve. It’s a win-win.”

Attaining the Great Place to Work® certification for 2018-19 has affirmed associates’ great pride (95%), great atmosphere (92%) and sense of challenge (91%) they have experienced at United Methodist Communities. Great Place to Work® certification also provides undeniable proof to potentially the best new associates that UMC has been vetted as a great place to further their careers.

“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,” said David Glenn, vice president of human resources.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions.

Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work® helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance. Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is a not-for-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.

With over 110 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to nine communities offering affordable senior housing; independent, residential and assisted living; memory support; respite; rehabilitation; long-term care; and hospice and palliative care to persons of all faith backgrounds. In 2016, United Methodist Communities expanded its services to include in-home personal care through HomeWorks. For additional information call 732-922-9800 or visit UMCommunities.org.

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