Civitas Senior Living Earns Great Place to Work® Certification

March 29, 2019

FORT WORTH, TX–Civitas Senior Living, an innovative senior living management company based in Fort Worth, announced its designation as a 2019 Great Place to Work® Thursday. Great Place to Work is an independent research and consulting firm and their certification process considers more than 60 elements of overall job experience across more than 1,000 employee surveys distributed to company staff throughout multiple locations.

“Our certification as a Great Place to Work® is a testament to all of our employees’ hard work and their passion for our culture, our residents, and each other,” said Wayne Powell, Founder and CEO of Civitas Senior Living. “This achievement is more than national recognition of our culture and programs. It highlights the important work that we all do every day caring for each other and, most importantly, our residents. It really affirms all the hard work our employees do throughout our communities.”

Over 60 percent of Civitas Senior Living employees completed the program’s signature Trust Index© Survey that covered a variety of workplace quality experiences, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Highlights from the survey include:

  • 91 percent believe their work has special meaning and is not “just a job.”
  • 87 percent feel they make a difference in their role.
  • 86 percent feel a sense of pride when they look at what the company has accomplished.

Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Within the survey, employees have an opportunity to give personal feedback regarding what they feel the company can do to improve even further. Participation in the project was led by Anthony Ormsbee-Hale, Vice President of People Operations at Civitas.

“The culture of Civitas Senior Living is electrifying, and I couldn’t be prouder of this team for achieving the Great Place to Work® certification,” Ormsbee-Hale said. “We have worked long and hard on creating a vibrant, people-centered culture, so it’s nice to have confirmation that both our past and ongoing efforts are actually paying off.”

Powell agreed. “This is just the beginning for Civitas,” he said. “Along with the acclaim that we received for our new status as a Great Place to Work®, we have an opportunity to continue and improve our processes and programs based on the amazing feedback that we received from our employees.”

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.

Civitas Senior Living is a senior living owner/operator, property management, and consulting company based in Fort Worth that specializes in the development, acquisition, and operational management of senior housing properties. These properties include assisted living and memory care residences and independent senior living facilities. Civitas is known for its signature Passion Program, which ensures a high-quality, comprehensive continuum of care through a unique integration of all the factors that affect community management.

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