July 13, 2018, James Berklan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Employees in senior care facilities are moderately more engaged than their skilled nursing counterparts, an indicator of potential future success, according to initial research into Great Place to Work applicants.
The senior care composite average benchmark is 77 (out of 100), while SNFs scored 75.
When further carved out, skilled nursing employees in majority-skilled nursing facilities (77) lead those in continuing care retirement communities (75) in positive workplace perception.
Skilled nursing workers in other settings pulled down the overall skilled average, noted Jacqueline Kung, Ph.D., the CEO of Activated Insights, which has overseen data collection for Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine.
“This is a score that's been shown through lots and lots of research as being both co-relative and predictive of organizational performance,” Kung told McKnight's. “It relates to revenue growth, lower workers comp injuries and higher customer satisfaction scores.”
Overall, she said, the numbers are good for SNFs, which registered both some of the highest and lowest scores at the individual employer level. The tabulations are part of the first-ever “Best Workplaces for Aging Services” list to be published by Fortune on Sept. 27.
Aging services' average composite score for its top performers is expected to be closer to the national benchmark of 86 for Fortune's Best 100 Companies to Work For, Kung observed.
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