BCH recognized as one of the "best places to work" in the Triad of NC
Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) was named a finalist in the Triad Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” competition.
Awards are determined by organizations’ employees answers to the Journal’s anonymous “Best Places to Work” survey. BCH staff members’ positive responses, which included citing the ministry’s “culture of extraordinary excellence,” placed the nonprofit at No. 3 in the midsize employer category. As many as 70 companies competed in small, medium and large business categories.
“Receiving any award is a high honor, but when it’s directly due to the participation of our staff, it makes the Business Journal’s recognition particularly special,” said BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell. “I am proud of the culture of excellence that defines our ministry. That excellence impacts the lives of the children and families we serve daily.”
BCH was recognized at an award ceremony at the Kress Building in downtown Greensboro on June 22. Based in Greensboro, the Triad Business Journal is a publication providing comprehensive coverage of business news from a local, regional and national perspective.
Attending the award ceremony for BCH were Nancy McNeill, Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance; John Adamcik, Director of Human Resources; and Bond Kiser, Manager of Performance Quality Improvement and Benefits Administration.
“I feel like we are one of the best places to work. Not just in the Triad, but anywhere,” Nancy McNeill said. BCH operates in 20 North Carolina communities. “We have an incredible staff. We are a quality organization.”
Quantum Workplace, a national research firm, accessed the Journal’s surveys to determine awards finalists. The surveys covered topics ranging from workplace engagement to executive commitment.
Employers had to achieve a participation threshold based on the size of their local work force and score an overall score of 82 to be among the honorees. There are 149 employees at BCH’s state administration offices located at Mills Home in Thomasville with an additional 149 working at BCH’s other statewide locations.
“It is extremely heartwarming to see the feedback from employees and how much they feel they are part of BCH’s vision,” McNeill said.
“It is more than a workplace. The average tenure of service (for an employee) is eight years, which I think is incredible.”
She said the results of this year’s competition speak volumes about BCH as an organization because of staff members’ strong responses. She noted that there was one particular answer she saw recurring throughout the survey: “We (BCH) are a family-friendly organization.”
Deneesha Edwards is BCH’s Development & Communications Associate where she uses her talents throughout the department. She is active in her community and can often be found in the gym working out.