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Country Meadows ranks #19 on Best Places to Work in PA for 2012 list


width=Country Meadows Retirement Communities is honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2012. The company ranked number 19 in the large-sized company category. This marks the ninth time that Country Meadows has been included among the Best Places to Work in PA.

“It is an honor to be chosen as one of the state’s best places to work and we’re delighted to be chosen for the ninth time,” says Michael Leader, president and CEO. “This tribute belongs to our co-workers—who are, in my opinion, some of the best in our profession.” 

The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first of its kind offered by a state in the country. The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Central Penn Business Journal.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in PA list is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 50 medium-sized companies (25-250 employees) and 50 large-sized companies (251 or more employees). Country Meadows has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA in the large-sized company category.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

• Have at least 25 employees in Pennsylvania;
• Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
• Be a publicly or privately held business;
• Have a facility in Pennsylvania; and
• Be in good standing with Commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Nearly 20,000 Pennsylvania employees filled out the survey. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

The rankings were announced at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony November 29 held at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa.