Lynne Katzmann, Ph.D. (Photo by John O'Connor)
Lynne Katzmann, Ph.D. (Photo by John O’Connor)

Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work.

The company as a whole as well as every individual Juniper community achieved certification, which Juniper believes is a first for any senior living company.

The research and consulting firm’s certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across Juniper’s community more than 20 locations. The company ranked high in the employee engagement category, which measures the strength of the mental and emotional connection workers feel toward their places of occupation.

“People are the secret to our success at Juniper,” said Lynne Katzmann, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Juniper. “Knowing that our team feels we are a Great Place to Work is a resounding vote of approval for us.”

Great Place to Work evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

Katzmann spoke about the importance of culture and communication June 13 during the McKnight’s Senior Living Online Expo. Listen to the webinar for free here (register at the bottom of the page at the link).