The multimedia publisher and chart-topping media organization
earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification™
Ascension, the leader in faith formation, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the second year in a row.
The prestigious certification is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Ascension. This year, 96% of employees said it’s a great place to work – 39 points higher than the average U.S. company, and 3 points higher than the company’s 93% score in 2021.
“At Ascension, we strive to live out our mission of presenting the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith in everything we do, and it is a testament to the wonderful culture and team we’ve built here that we have once again been designated one of the best places to work in America,” said Jonathan Strate, Ascension’s president and CEO. “Asking a respected, outside authority like Great Place to Work to survey our employees gives all of us the best insight into what it’s like to work at Ascension. I want to thank our team for their incredible work in earning this recognition for the second year in a row.”
The Great Place to Work Institute conducted the survey and responses were confidential. Ascension’s highest scores were related to leadership and camaraderie:
- “Management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business” (100%)
- “Management is honest and ethical in its business practices” (99%)
- “People care about each other here” (99%)
- “People look forward to coming to work here” (99%)
The company’s Catholic values and mission orientation were highlighted in high agreement rates among the following statements:
- “I feel I make a difference here” (100%)
- “When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride” (99%)
- “My work has special meaning: this is not ‘just a job.’” (96%)
- “People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.” (96%)
“Great Place to Work Certification isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah 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 Ascension is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
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.
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Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past 24 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of over 10 million Catholics through award-winning books, the chart-topping Bible in a Year podcast, more than 50 unique faith formation programs, and Ascension Presents, which hosts the largest Catholic YouTube channel in English.
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.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.
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