Belmont Village Senior Living Named Great Place to Work® for Second Straight Year
HOUSTON–Belmont Village Senior Living was recently awarded certification as a Great Place to Work for the second time by the Great Place to Work Institute, an independent research and consulting firm. The certification process explored company culture and considered more than 2,800 employee surveys from across Belmont Village’s 30 community locations and corporate office.
The surveys evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job including 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.
“Our employees are the basis of the quality care and services we provide and we’re excited that their feedback has made us a great place to work for the second consecutive year,” said Patricia Will, CEO and founder of Belmont Village Senior Living. “Survey participation numbers almost doubled from last year offering us even more input on how we can continue to provide a positive, supportive and rewarding work environment while creating more opportunities for employees at every level.”
Belmont Village’s strategies for professional growth are geared to attract and retain high-caliber employees who are interested in building a career in Senior Living. For example, its Management In-Training program offers six distinct tracks to prepare individuals from within and outside of the company for vital roles within a Belmont Village community. Participants complete independent study modules and work with preceptors to expand knowledge in their fields and enhance leadership skills with hands-on experience. Additionally, the company’s Rising Stars recognition highlights outstanding employees who have risen through the ranks through their dedication to service and residents. Success stories have included a dining room server who went on to become an award-winning Executive Director, recently recognized by the California Assisted Living Association.
The latest initiative, launched in 2017, is the Bright Ideas competition. All non-management employees across the company are invited to submit ideas on how to improve anything in the company, from resident programming to technology to day-to-day operations. More than 200 ideas were submitted in the first year and more than 260 last year. The winning ideas have either been implemented companywide or are in process.
“As an industry, we recognize the importance of attracting dedicated young minds to the Senior Living field,” said Will. “As a company, we also understand the importance of developing and retaining experienced teams. We spend a lot of time developing programs and opportunities that will do both, and I’m proud to say, we have some of the best qualified, longest tenured employees in seniors housing.”
Founded in 1997, Belmont Village is an integrated developer, owner and operator of high end seniors housing. Its communities are renowned for their distinctive design, high standards of life safety and reputation for quality of care and award-winning programs. Since its inception, the company has developed and still operates 30 senior living communities in seven states and Mexico City. Belmont Village was ranked 15 in Fortune’s 2018 Top Workplaces in Aging Services.
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