Shell Point Retirement Community, one of Lee County’s top 100 employers, has been certified as a Great Place to Work (GPTW) by the Great Place to Work Institute.
According to Karen Anderson, vice president of human resources and corporate compliance for Shell Point, Shell Point employs 1,145 people in a wide variety of positions including health care, administration, construction and trades, dining and hospitality, transportation, sales and marketing, resident life, housekeeping, landscaping and grounds, maintenance and more.
The GPTW Institute conducted a survey of Shell Point’s employees, evaluating more than 60 elements of their experience on the job. Findings from the survey revealed that employees feel a sense of pride in the organization’s community impact, believe that their work makes a difference, and that their work has special meaning. Additionally, 80% of employees at Shell Point Retirement Community say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at other typical U.S.-based companies. Not only did employees report job satisfaction, the survey revealed that the diverse workforce stayed with the company longer.
“We were excited by the results of the survey,” said Anderson. “Shell Point has a respected, 53-year history in Lee County of caring, serving and satisfying both our residents and employees. Happy employees equal happy residents because they interact so much throughout the day. Many employees feel that Shell Point’s ministry is an extension of their own. They like the idea that what they are doing is more than just a job.”
Shell Point, a nonprofit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, is the largest single-site continuing care retirement community in Florida and second largest in the country. For information about careers and current job openings, visit Shell Point’s website www.shellpoint.org/careers.
Great Place to Work is a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.