Great Place to Work Institute has honored Legend Senior Living® with certification as a Great Place to Work for its fourth year. The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across Legend Senior Living’s 43 locations in six states.
Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s residence 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.
“We’re especially excited because this is recognition straight from the employees,” said Matt Buchanan, Legend Executive Vice President. “It’s humbling to be among the very few companies that have ever been certified much less for 4 straight years. A strong workplace culture is essential to fulfill our mission in meeting the standards of quality and customer service for residents. If we’re not fostering a culture that creates a great work environment, the standards of quality will likely not be met.
“The customer ultimately benefits from Legend being certified as a Great Place to Work,” Buchanan continued. “It’s something for everyone to celebrate.”
Legend employs more than 1,900 people, classifying it as a “large” senior living provider. In the survey, Legend employees rate the company 25% higher as a great place to work than the average U.S. company and 91% say “My work has special meaning: this is not ‘just a job.’” The most frequently mentioned factor in being a great place to work was Legend residents, cementing Legend’s reputation as a customer-focused company.