Published on February 27, 2014
Phoebe Ministries is proud to announce that our organization was named the winning Top Large Workplace in the Lehigh Valley in a contest conducted by The Morning Call. This is the second year in a row we have been a Top Workplace, and this year Phoebe ranked the highest among large-size employers.
Since its founding in 1903, Phoebe has always valued employees and viewed them as the backbone of the organization’s success of fulfilling its mission, “A community of faith, called by God, to serve the needs and to enhance the lives of our elders, their families and the broader community.” “We want people to feel like it’s a vocation,” Scott Stevenson, Phoebe’s President and CEO, said in his Morning Call interview. “We want people to enjoy being here.”
The longevity of employee dedication is one impressive statistic that attests Phoebe as the Top Large Workplace in the Lehigh Valley. At Phoebe Allentown, 45 employees have dedicated their careers for 20-24 years, 21 employees for 30-34 years and 149 for 10-14 years. Two employees have worked for Phoebe for more than 45 years. The years of service add up to more than 3,000 years of experience — more than enough years to make our approximately 20 Phoebe centenarian residents feel young!
Stevenson said Phoebe sets itself apart by looking for potential leaders from within the company, developing leadership plans for them, and helping them focus on their personal growth. This organizational leadership practice plays an important role in employee potential for career advancement.
The Top Workplaces survey, facilitated by Workplace Dynamics through The Morning Call, aims to identify the area’s Top Workplaces by surveying randomly selected groups of employees. The Top Workplaces employee survey included 22 questions covering seven factors. Topics of measurement included work/life balance, management structure and style, and pay and benefits. Organizational Health factors measured how employees work together toward a common cause. These include direction, execution, connection, and engagement rankings.
Phoebe Ministries is extremely proud to win the Large Employee Top Workplaces title. Learn more about working at Phoebe by visiting phoebe.org/careers.