SANTA ANA, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2019) – Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to be named one of the 2019 Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register. The agency is one of 140 companies in the county to receive the designation this year.
The youth nonprofit has a workplace culture that embraces its mission of one-to-one mentoring through the professional development and engagement of its employees. As a strengths-based organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters has implemented an internal mentoring program to support new hires. Through this initiative, new employees are matched with a current team member based on their Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment to provide guidance during their first three months. A monthly all-star recognition program also rewards the outstanding work of employees with paid time off, reserved parking and lunch with the CEO.
In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ progressive employee benefits and perks help the agency attract top local professionals. Flexible hours, work-from-home opportunities, generous paid time off, monthly taco lunches, and a wellness committee are just a few of the approaches the nonprofit offers to develop a thriving work environment.
“The Top Workplaces award honors the dedication of the passionate professionals who drive our mission,” says Sloane Keane, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Through their life-changing work advocating for mentorship, our employees empower potential not only in the children we serve, but also in their peers and the entire community of Orange County.”
Companies are evaluated for the Top Workplaces designation solely based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection. This is the third consecutive year Big Brothers Big Sisters has received a place on the Orange County Register list.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire
Big Brothers Big Sisters believes every child is born with potential. Yet, one-third of the nation’s youth are growing up without a mentor who can help them overcome challenges such as poverty, unstable housing, absentee parents and lack of access to educational resources. Since 1958, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland
Empire has provided youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. With a mentor, youth are able to achieve milestones such as high school graduation, set postsecondary goals and strive for long-term success as they achieve their full potential.