UMRC & Porter Hills Named Best and Brightest Company to Work For in Metro Detroit and West Michigan
United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) & Porter Hills is delighted to announce it has been named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in both Metro Detroit and West Michigan. This national program honors companies that “display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance,” according to a press release by the National Association for Business Resources.
UMRC & Porter Hills is the only senior living organization in metro Detroit to receive this honor. 2021 marks the second year of this distinction for UMRC & Porter Hills from Metro Detroit Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® and the 19th straight year from West Michigan’s program.
“We are thrilled to receive the designation as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For®, shore to shore, again in 2021,” said Michelle Henderson, UMRC & Porter Hills Chief Human Resources Officer. “With the added challenges and stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, this award validates and honors the tireless efforts of each of our team members across the state as they provide exceptional care and services for older adults.”
“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the well-being of their employees comes first. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole.”
“We continually strive to earn the trust and commitment of our team members,” said Henderson. “We never take them for granted. Senior living is a very unique industry in which to serve. This past year, our industry, and those who provide care within it, were highlighted. We believe those who serve at UMRC & Porter Hills do so from the heart. We are proud of this accomplishment and of our dedicated team members who make UMRC & Porter Hills such a wonderful and caring place to live and work for our participants, residents, and for one another.”
Each company is evaluated by an independent research firm on such key measures as compensation and benefits, employee education and development, recruitment and retention, and work-life balance to name a few. UMRC & Porter Hills will be honored, along with other West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, at an event on July 20, 2021. Metro Detroit Best and Brightest Companies will be recognized during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit week, November 1-4, 2021.