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Best Non-Profits to Work For: The Numbers Behind the Ranking

Best Non-Profits to Work For: The Numbers Behind the Ranking

Pathway Homes ranked 14th among medium sized organizations with 50-249 employees and 31st overall on the 2016 Best Non Profit Organizations to Work For list!  The award program is sponsored by The Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group (BCG), which utilizes a nationwide survey to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the nonprofit industry in the United States.

Each year, the Best Nonprofits To Work For evaluation reviews nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status operating in the United States with at least 15 employees.  Organizations with 25 employees or more have to meet a threshold minimum of 40 percent response rate to be eligible for the list. More than 10,000 employees working for the nominated organizations were surveyed!

Results from the survey are reviewed and categorized into eight core focus areas: leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training, development, and resources, pay and benefits, and overall engagement.  The results showed that nonprofits that made the list scored an average 90 percent on the survey compared to nonprofits not on the list that scored an average 76 percent.

Pathways had a 48 percent response rate for the survey.  The survey results show that we scored 5 percent or higher than other similar size companies that made the list in ten areas, including prioritization for promotion based on performance, job security, and supervision.  Areas in which we scored 5 percent or lower than comparable companies that made the list included vision care benefits, pay, and tuition reimbursement benefits.  Areas where Pathways scored equal to comparable companies on the list include corporate communications, relationship with supervisor and vacation or paid time off.

Of particular note, 100 percent of employees responding to the survey like the type of work they do.  On average, our highest score (95 percent) was in the Relationship with Supervisor category followed by the Leadership and Planning category (92 percent).  As one employee commented in the survey, “Supervisors are supportive, encouraging, and corrective without micromanaging.  The culture of the agency is very positive and solution focused.”

We have spent the past few months reviewing the results and we are already working hard on areas that need improvement so we can be an even better agency to work for next year!

Pathway Homes, Inc. | 10201 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 200 | Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Phone: (703) 876-0390 | Fax: (703) 876-0394