LANSING, MI- Peckham has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the eighth consecutive year. This prestigious award is based entirely on current employees’ feedback about their Peckham work experience. This year, 83% of employees said Peckham is a great place to work – 24 points higher than the average U.S. company.  

“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” saidSarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Peckham is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”  

Peckham ranked high in areas of creating a caring, supportive, and safe environment, a culture of respect and employees having a strong sense of pride in their work.  

“Remaining certified as a Great Place to Work for eight years in a row lets us know that we are doing something right as an organization,” said Justin Walworth, Chief of HR.  “This employee-driven award reminds us to continue to lead with our core value of compassion – putting people and their unique needs first. It demonstrates that our mission of empowering individuals with opportunity, equipping them with resources and creating work cultures that promote acceptance and belief in their success is working.”   

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified™ great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified™ workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.  

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.  

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. 

About Great Place to Work Certification™  

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.  Peckham, Inc. has been certified as a Great Place to Work® company for the seventh consecutive year in a row. 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 83% overall agreement that Peckham is a great place to work in comparison to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.  

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