Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Vi, the developer, owner and operator of senior living communities, has been selected by Chief Learning Officer Magazine for a third year in a row, as a recipient of the “LearningElite” designation, recognizing the organization for excellence in employee training and development.
Vi was presented with a 2013 “LearningElite” award from Chief Learning Officer Magazine at a gala dinner held at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Vi was ranked No. 14 in the competition from a field of more than 200 companies.
Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s “LearningElite” program honors the best organizations for learning and development. The peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results.
“Vi is honored to be selected for this prestigious award,” said Judy Whitcomb, Vice President of Human Resources, Learning & Organizational Development. “We know that innovative employee training and development programs are critical to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest employees in the senior living industry.”
Vi is recognized nationally for the long-term tenure of employees as well as high employee satisfaction scores. “Our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We recognize that significant investments in training and development throughout the organization are key in helping our employees deliver on our brand promise,” said Whitcomb. “Our employees have been specially trained in the art of making residents feel at home,” she added.
“Chief Learning Officer is proud to recognize organizations such as Vi that make learning and development a key part of their business strategy as well as their culture,” said Norm Kamikow, President and Editor in Chief of MediaTec and its Human Capital Media Group. “This level of commitment is what enables enterprises to build and maintain high-performing workforces with the competencies, capabilities and leadership skills to carry out the company’s mission and achieve its goals.”
As testament to Vi’s approach, in 2012, Vi realized record-high employee satisfaction scores while a recent survey of independent living residents at Vi’s 10 continuing care retirement communities finds them happy with their decision to live at Vi. The survey, taken last year, finds that 94 percent of Vi's independent living residents who completed the survey are very satisfied or satisfied with the community. Almost 95 percent say they would recommend their Vi community to family or friends.
Vi (pronounced vee), recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a developer, owner and operator of senior living communities. The company is dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults by providing quality environments, services and care. Vi currently operates ten continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) nationwide. For more information about communities or careers at Vi, visit http://www.ViLiving.com.