For the second time in two years, TidePointe, a Vi Community, has earned a place on the 2016 list of Best Places to Work in South Carolina, which is compiled by the SC Biz News Group in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Best Companies Group.
As one of 10 Vi continuing care retirement communities throughout the nation, TidePointe features an upscale setting where seniors and staff members have a strong familial bond, and careers for those specializing in resident services, nursing, and professional areas.
This accolade is awarded based on the findings of a two-part survey process. The first phase consists of an in-depth analysis of the company’s workplace policies, practices, systems, and demographics. The second includes an employee survey to determine the quality of the employee experience.
Thom Jones, Executive Director at TidePointe, a Vi Community, was elated. “I could not be more proud of the team that made this honor possible. We have 165 employees who work together to provide an excellent lifestyle to our residents. They exude collective enthusiasm and desire to provide a genuinely delivered and compassionate service.”
Judy Whitcomb, Vi’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Learning, and Organizational Development, was equally enthusiastic. “We are incredibly honored and proud to be selected among many fine South Carolina companies and as the only senior living company to be recognized. Every day, our employees make a difference in the lives of the residents they serve. Therefore, we continually strive to offer an exceptional work environment, the resources to learn and grow, and the opportunity to enjoy meaningful work.”
Indicative of the progressive employment practices that lead to such positive results, TidePointe, a Vi Community, plans to celebrate its collective win with an all-employee meeting, where employees are recognized for their service. In October, the community will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a member/guest gala, and employee luncheon, where special recognition will be paid to its 20-year employees.
In addition, TidePointe, a Vi Community, and all of the other ranked companies were recognized at a reception and dinner on August 4, and a special edition of SCBiz magazine profiling the Best Places to Work in South Carolina is being published this month.