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United Methodist Communities Certified as a Great Place to Work®


NEPTUNE, NJ (May 24, 2019)(— For the second consecutive year, United Methodist Communities (UMC), a multi-site senior care organization in New Jersey has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by independent analysts at Great CNB Good NewsPlace to Work Institute. The certification process considered anonymous and confidential employee surveys from across United Methodist Communities’ 13 locations.

Great Place to Work®, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Activated Insights, an independent firm, conducted the survey and analyzed the results.

President and CEO, Lawrence Carlson, stated, “We are so proud of all of our associates who have again affirmed their favorable workplace experiences each day as they serve our elder residents.”

To determine the Best Workplaces in Aging Services list, Great Place to Work® analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 162,000 employees working in senior housing and care, as well as at-home care (including hospice) in the US. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees at each organization, Great Place to Work® only considers companies if their Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95 percent confidence level with a 5 percent margin of error or better.

Attaining the Great Place to Work® certification for May 2019 to May 2020 proves associates’ positive evaluations of UMC. Among these, 88 percent reported they felt welcomed when they joined the company, 87 percent cited that their work has special meaning, and 85 percent said they make a difference. Great Place to Work® certification elevates UMC as an ideal organization in which current and future associates can further their careers.

“This national recognition for a second consecutive year is very affirming. The fact that 81 percent of our associates rated UMC as a Great Place to Work® (up from 75 percent last year), indicates that an even greater number of our associates feel positively about UMC’s culture, practices and leadership,” reflected David Glenn, vice president of human resources.


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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, Aging Service, and more in the US and internationally.

What employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organizations, accounts for just over 85 percent of the evaluation. The size, workforce, and what is typical in their industry and region, form part of each organization’s analysis. Further considerations include an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure consistency among all groups. To find out more about Great Place to Work Certified™ or other Best Workplaces lists,


About United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is a not-for-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey.  The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.

With over 110 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to nine communities offering affordable senior housing; independent, residential and assisted living; memory support; respite; rehabilitation; long-term care; and hospice and palliative care to persons of all faith backgrounds. In 2016, United Methodist Communities expanded its services to include in-home personal care, live-in and case management through HomeWorks. For additional information call 732-922-9800 or visit