Why It Should Matter in Choosing In Home Care and Other Services
The Star Tribune has named Lifesprk among 150 of the best places to work in the state of Minnesota. Lifesprk employees aren’t just happy, they’re engaged and that’s good news for you. Engaged employees deliver higher quality of care and not because it’s part of their job description, but because they are empowered to live and breathe the company’s culture and philosophy. Lifesprk’s employees’ lives are sparked and that means they want to do whatever it takes to spark yours.
In a recent Forbes article, Kevin Kruses shares the difference between employees who are happy versus those who are engaged and why that’s important. In it he writes, “part of the problem is that leaders often think employee engagement is interchangeable with employee satisfaction or happiness. Satisfaction sets too low a bar as employees can perform their basic duties, be satisfied with their jobs and still leave as soon as they get a better offer. A happy employee, meanwhile, is not the same as a productive employee who addresses patient needs.” Employee engagement, as Kruse defines it, means employee goals and commitments are aligned with that of their organization.
The Top Workplace honor, and other culture awards Lifesprk has received this year are a testament to the kind of employees we have at Lifesprk — they are not only happy and engaged, but sparked. Joel Theisen, RN, CEO/Founder of Lifesprk thanks everyone on the team for creating a workplace that is engaging, inspiring, and bleeds purple. “This award means we have the best of the best working on our team to spark lives,” said Theisen. “And that can’t happen if our culture isn’t sparked first.”
This is the fourth time Lifesprk has received this honor, which is produced by the same team that compiles the 24-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 69,100 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”
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