NEW JERSEY – Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services-Acelleron ranked among the top 25 as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma in Fortune magazine’s Great Place to Work®
Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred, said, “This amazing accomplishment, in which we bested much bigger, larger, and national companies, including the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association, is a testament to the core culture that we’ve cultivated and the company we continue to build.”
Ranking was based on employees’ assessments of the pride they take in their jobs, the camaraderie they experience with coworkers, and the trust they feel toward Preferred’s leaders. Among other comments, employees at Preferred said, “I’m proud to tell others I work here; People celebrate events around here; Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders; I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community; Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.”
Preferred offers several employee-centric programs. Preferred One Wish allows every employee to submit one wish they would like to see fulfilled in the upcoming year. For example, one of the clinicians requested a Kindle with braille features for a client with visual disabilities. Wish granted!
As part of the program Preferred Honor Roll, at the end of every quarter each division manager gets to nominate one of their employees who went above and beyond for the preceding three months. That employee receives a $150 gift card as a reward.
Other employee benefit programs include a free car seat of their choosing for every internal employee, male or female, who is expecting a child. All internal female employees are entitled to 12 weeks of fully paid maternity leave at their annualized salary rate. All male employees are entitled to two weeks of fully paid paternity leave at their annualized salary rate.
Preferred also offers partial or full tuition reimbursement to internal employees. Employees and their office colleagues are treated to lunch on their birthday; alternatively, they could choose to make a donation to a local food bank.
Preferred is always looking for candidates who have contributed to society in meaningful ways, including putting more back into their communities than they take out. For example, Preferred looks for employees who have volunteered at local charities, nonprofits, or other community-based organizations.
Joel Markel, president and CEO of Preferred, said, “We look for employees who embody the core of what Preferred represents, which is giving back to others. We’re proud of how our Preferred employees work together to improve the health of people we serve, and how they support each other.”