Last night at the United Club at Soldier Field, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls was again named among the top 100 places to work in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune. Mercy Home has been selected for the honor now for the last eight years. Mercy Home has been named every year since we were first introduced to the program in 2012.
I never tire of saying it as often as I possibly can—I work with the BEST coworkers anywhere!
I am deeply grateful to all of my coworkers for all that they do to enhance the lives of the children entrusted to our care. That we have earned this honor for eight consecutive years is a true testament to their excellence, their dedication, and to the generosity of spirit that permeates every facet of our workplace.
The winners were announced to the wider public today in a special Chicago Tribune insert. To determine the Top Workplaces, the Chicago Tribune invited 3,095 companies to participate in a confidential survey conducted by a company called Energage, a workplace survey and improvement specialist. Energage analyzed the survey responses of more than 75,131 Chicago-area employees, including our Mercy Home coworkers. The results determined the top-ranking small, mid-sized, and large organizations in the area. Mercy Home again earned its spot among mid-sized organizations, which was defined as those employing between 250-999 people.
As usual, most on the list were corporations and for-profit businesses, including a number of good friends who support Mercy Home out of a shared value to give back to the community where they do business. Many were also public and government entities. Mercy Home was among a much smaller number of non-profit or government organizations (11 total) to make the list.
Mercy Home currently has open positions in our organization. Today’s news is an incredible opportunity for us to extend an invitation to the best candidates to apply for these positions. You can help us continue to uphold the highest professional standards and quality of care we provide our boys and girls. Consider joining our team or sharing this news with others—especially those in your networks who have a desire to make a real difference in the lives of children by being a part of this 133-year-old lifesaving mission called Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.