LANSING, MI- Peckham, Inc. has been certified as a Great Place to Work® company. This title is based off Great Place to Work’s extensive, data-driven questionnaire which was given directly to Peckham employees. To become a certified company, 7 out of 10 employees must agree that their day-to-day work experience is consistently positive. The results from Peckham’s survey concluded there is an 81% overall agreement that the company is, in fact, an outstanding place to work.
“Peckham is a company rooted in its mission, making it an honor to be recognized for the foundation our core values are built on,” said Justin Walworth, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our commitment to putting people first has created an inclusive workplace for everyone to have the opportunity to thrive.”
Peckham, along with other companies who were granted the Great Place to Work Certified title, were selected using responses to the Trust Index, a survey consisting of approximately 50 questions, along with thorough assessment of employee’s anonymous comments. The survey questions were split into categories based on worker’s feelings of fairness, credibility, pride, respect, and camaraderie within their work environment.
“At Peckham, people matter to us, a whole lot. We are passionate about creating an environment for our employees that captures fulfillment, excellence, community and respect for each individual and their contribution to the workplace,” said Mitch Tomlinson, President and CEO of Peckham. “Difference is celebrated, meaning we aim to make every employee feel confident in their abilities”
Peckham’s top three categories chosen by employees were justice, hospitality, and the caring nature of the workforce. Peckham offers many compensation programs as well as daily perks including dog friendly offices, wellness programs, on-site workout centers, open floor plans, natural lighting, garden plots, and even loaner bicycles for all to use. Peckham also has a program called MEe Goals (Mission Engagement Experiences) which aids in staff members keeping Peckham’s mission of maximizing opportunities for persons with disabilities as their top priority.
“Our dedication to making Peckham a great place to work while putting the mission at the center has been and will continue to be a major goal for the company,” said Walworth. “This certification is an incredible distinction for Peckham, giving us an opportunity to keep moving upward and forward.”
Peckham, Inc. is a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization that values quality, diversity and performance. The mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons with disabilities who are striving for greater independence and self- sufficiency. Peckham has operations through five locations in Michigan including Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and Charlotte. Peckham also has operations in Phoenix, Arizona and London, Kentucky. To learn more about Peckham, visit www.peckham.org.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business by focusing on the work experience for every employee. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.