Great things have been happening in Fulton County, New York! Lexington scored a No. 1 ranking this year among all Times Union's Top Workplaces with 500 or more employees. When it comes to workplace satisfaction, such a sought-after title places Lexington ahead of the biggest and most progressive firms in New York’s Capital region who were also nominated. 1,650 people work at Lexington’s 80+ locations and this award which grades organizations based on candid employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, proves something that those employed by Lexington already know: Lexington is a great place to work.
Asked about what makes Lexington such a great place to work, an employee had this to say, “I am thankful to be a part of helping to make lives richer. It is a joy for me to see excitement in the faces of the people that I help to live a fuller life. I have worked in many different areas of Lexington during my time here and I can say that there has not been a moment that I am not thankful for being here. It brings me great joy to know that what I do at “work” makes a difference in someone’s life.”
“It’s so important to me that our managers really listen and help employees be part of the solution for whatever challenge they’re facing,” said Shaloni Winston, Lexington’s Executive Director. “Our rank as the number one large 2014 Top Workplace proves that what we’re doing is working. This means good things for everyone, not just for the people who work at Lexington, but more importantly for the people we support.”
Lexington ranked highly across the board, but really trumped every other employer when WorkplaceDynamics asked survey respondents to rate their agreement with the statement, “I believe this company is going in the right direction.” Lexington employees overwhelmingly agreed. This finding is not surprising, however, as recognition-worthy accomplishments keep stacking up at Lexington. Last summer, the Maryland-based Council on Quality and Leadership accredited Lexington for person-centered excellence. Recently, Ithaca College Student Kristin Leffler was awarded the Loren Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship at the Emmy Foundation’s College Television Awards in Los Angeles for her documentary about Flame, Lexington’s rock band of musicians with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. And soon Lexington will break ground on the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, an inspired arts center that will continue the founder’s legacy of strong support for both the community
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