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Mercy Home Named A Top Workplace for 5th Consecutive Year
In today’s Chicago Tribune, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls was named as one of the top 100 places to work in the Chicago area for the 5th straight year! While most of those named were major corporations, Mercy Home was one of only a dozen non-profits included in the entire list of 100 workplaces.
“I cannot tell you how proud I am of all that we do together. Once again, this is truly well-deserved recognition for the commitment, the passion, and the creativity that our dedicated co-workers bring to this mission of God’s mercy each and every day, year after year—to the benefit of the young people in our care,” said Mercy Home President Fr. Scott Donahue.
The Top Workplace s Reception was held last night at the United Club at Soldier Field. A speaker from Workplace Dynamics, Inc., the company that conducted the employee surveys from which the Top 100 Workplaces are determined, described qualities cited by respondents as the most important in making a great workplace. He then listed the top three of those qualities. At the very top of that list was the belief that the company was headed in the right direction for its future. To illustrate, he cited a response from one of our co-workers and displayed it on the large screens at the event:
“Our future expansion will bring opportunities to make an impact on more lives. This is truly a mission-driven organization that brings goodness and hope into the world,” it read.
The honor was announced in a special magazine insert in today’s paper, the theme of which was employee retention. Columnist Rex Huppke, who writes about work life issues for the Tribune, penned a lengthy introduction to the magazine exploring what companies are doing to keep talented staff. For his article, he interviewed our HR Director, Peggy Sullivan-Yogya, who described how retention begins at the very start of our relationship with a potential co-worker, and the extra steps we take to ensure that the co-worker is in the best possible role. Further, the familial and mission-based atmosphere at Mercy Home continues to make it one of the best places to work in the region: “’A lot of people start here and it really turns into a second family,’ Sullivan said. ‘We become connected to the mission regardless of the role (we) play here.’”
Please read the full article here. It includes the interview with Sullivan, and the complete lists of the top workplaces in small, mid-sized, and large companies. Thank you for all that you do to make our Home such a special place.