(Alexandria, Va.)—Argentum, a national association dedicated to supporting providers of professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities, has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®.
This is the second consecutive year Argentum has achieved this recognition, which is based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. It also received a higher overall score and higher scores in many individual areas, compared to 2019.
“We’re thrilled that Argentum has once again been acknowledged for its outstanding workplace culture,” said James Balda, President & CEO, Argentum. “This recognition shows our employees’ depth and breadth of understanding and dedication regarding our collective mission.”
Association employees had strong agreement with statements such as “When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride” and “Management’s actions match its words.” The 2020 data showed an increase in positive responses in all five dimensions of trust, including fairness and camaraderie.
“We applaud Argentum for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”
Throughout 2019, Argentum made efforts for continual reinforcement of an open and inclusive workplace culture and established an internal culture committee. The company also responded to employee needs and workplace trends by expanding benefits programs, increasing telecommuting options, investing in IT infrastructure, and offering healthy snacks and beverages. These are in addition to Argentum’s existing comprehensive benefits package, which includes flexible working schedules, matching 401K contributions, educational assistance, and a generous leave policy, to name a few.
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.
Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services. Along with its state partners, Argentum’s membership represents approximately 75 percent of the senior living industry—an industry with a national economic impact of nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars and responsible for providing over 1.6 million jobs. These numbers will continue to grow as the U.S. population ages.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
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