Buckner Retirement Services (BRS) received a national ranking of 16 on the Best Workplaces for Aging Services (small and medium) by Great Place to Work, in partnership with Fortune Magazine, BRS reported Dec. 10. The third annual ranking analyzes survey results from more than 189,159 employees from more than 3,200 senior living locations across the country.
“This have been a challenging year for the residents and staff of senior living communities,” said Buckner Retirement Services Senior Vice President Charlie Wilson. “The senior living industry may be one of the most impacted industries by COVID-19. The employees of our six communities across Texas have sacrificed so much to be on the frontlines of the pandemic, and we are eternally thankful for their sacrifices.”
Highlighted in the recognition is a summary of what Buckner employees are saying: “The involvement and support of the executive team is one reason this is a great place to work. The buy in from all leadership to the mission is also a factor.”
“Being named a ‘Great Place to Work’ is a wonderful testament to the Buckner mission and culture to still be named one of the top employers in the nation. It represents our drive for transparency throughout the pandemic, as well as our commitment to mitigate risks as much as possible and support our employees throughout,” added Wilson.
Buckner senior living communities include Buckner Parkway Place in Houston, Buckner Villas in Austin, Buckner Calder Woods in Beaumont, Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo and Ventana by Buckner in Dallas.
According to the Great Place to Work website, “To determine the 2020 Best Workplaces in Aging Services, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing 189,159 employees working in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry in the United States.
“Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry.”
Buckner was recognized in the “small and medium category,” which includes senior living companies with 10 to 999 employees. In 2019, Buckner ranked 13 on the list.
About Buckner Retirement Services Inc.
Buckner Retirement Services is a nonprofit senior living organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving more than 350,000 people each year in Texas and six countries worldwide. For more information, visit BucknerRetirement.org.