The Ohio Masonic Home (OMH) has been Great Place to Work Certified. The certification covers all three communities, Browning Masonic Community, Springfield Masonic Community and Western Reserve Masonic Community.
Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Employees across all three campuses and the corporate office completed the survey.
The Ohio Masonic Home is a 128 year young, not-for-profit whose goal is to be the trusted resource to help people age respectfully wherever they call home. The three campuses have over 600 employees.
The employee demographics range from Gen Z, up to age 24, all the way to Baby Boomers and everything in between. The largest group, Gen X with ages ranging from 35-55, is 31% of the employees. Across those demographics were employees that have worked less than two years to some employees that have worked for The Ohio Masonic Home for more than 20 years.
When you compare The Ohio Masonic Home to the “typical U.S. based company” the percentages are overwhelming. In a typical company, 59% of the employees would tell you that they work in a great place. The percentage, 82%, at The Ohio Masonic Home is the reason for the Great Place to Work Certified designation.
Let’s look at a few of the comments stated by OMH employees. “I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community,” was shared by 91% of those that completed the survey. “My work has special meaning, this is not just a job,” said, 90% of the employees. “When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.” That is high praise from 90% of those surveyed. There are many companies that would like to hear that 87% of their employees say, “I’m proud to tell others I work here.”
The Great Place to Work survey, looked for words that were used repeatedly to describe The Ohio Masonic Home. Here are just a few words that the employees wanted you to hear: helping, amazing, wonderful and family.
There were words like “tuition” that described the outstanding tuition assistance program offered by OMH. Knowing that your employer supports furthering your education is a benefit that you don’t find everywhere.
If you or a family member were considering moving to one of the OMH campuses, hearing the words “love, great care and pandemic assistance activities” would help you know what a great place you are choosing.
Hearing these heartfelt words, it’s no wonder Scott Buchanan, CEO, The Ohio Masonic Home shared, “I am so very proud to be on the team with this amazing group of people.”