The Boston Globe Names Hebrew SeniorLife a Top Place to Work for 2018

Nonprofit Senior Care Organization Ranked 22 of the Top 25 Largest Companies

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BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) has been named once again as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 11th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2018 issue was published online on the night of November 15 and will appear in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 18.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

HSL was ranked #22 in the largest category. The nonprofit, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has provided services for seniors in the Boston area since 1903. Today, the organization provides health care, senior living communities, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers. The organization’s 2,600 employees serve over 3,000 seniors each day, at its nine locations in Boston, Brookline, Canton, Dedham, Randolph, and Revere, as well as through its home and community-based services.

HSL President and CEO Lou Woolf said, “We are so proud of our team for this wonderful achievement - for the third year - which honors HSL’s ongoing commitment to be a great place to work for all of our 2,600 employees. Our employees play the critical role in servicing our seniors, and their engagement in creating our culture and determining how we provide those services is crucial to our success.”

“Making employees happy doesn't have to take a lot of effort or money, but it does require companies to put workers first," said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. "Our winning companies know that their people are their most valuable assets."

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 82,151 individuals at 318 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they are at it.

About Hebrew SeniorLife

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit, non-sectarian organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903.