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Youth Villages named Great Place to Work for 2020

Feb 14, 2020

For the third year in a row, Youth Villages’ employees helped the organization achieve the Great Place To Work® certification.

The coveted honor is based on anonymous online surveys completed by Youth Villages staff across the country.

For this certification, Great Place To Work evaluated more than 60 elements of the Youth Villages job experience. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team.

Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

According to survey results, more than seven out of 10 employees experience Youth Villages as a great place to work. Other notable results include:

  • 93% of staff feel they are given a lot of responsibility
  • 92% feel good about the ways the organization contributes to the community
  • 88% feel a sense of pride from the organization’s accomplishments

The top five areas employees cited as making Youth Villages a unique place to work included: the mission; parental leave benefits; the organization’s internal fundraising and support program, Our Family Campaign; the annual employee conference; and a sense of family.

A ratings summary and profile for Youth Villages, with an inspiring word cloud created from employee responses, can be found on the Great Place To Work site.

Great Place To Work is the global authority on workplace culture, which recognizes U.S. companies with exceptional workplace cultures. Great Place To Work’s 30 years of continual research demonstrates that the definition of a great workplace is one where employees trust their managers, take pride in what they do, and enjoy the people with whom they work.

Business leaders, top research institutions and the public rely on the Great Place To Work Trust Model as the definitive standard of what it means to be a great workplace.

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