GCASA named one of 2018’s ‘Best Companies to Work for’ in NY

Staff Reports Posted 9 February 2018 at 1:17 pm

Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA) has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2018.

The agency is one of 27 organizations recognized with 15-99 employees. The New York State Society for Human Resource Management has been recognizing “Best Companies” for the past 11 years.

“As a non-profit organization it is often difficult to be competitive with compensation and benefits offered by the for profit sector,” said John Bennett, GCASA executive director. “Here at GCASA, we are always looking to enhance employees’ day-to-day job satisfaction in meaningful ways. Being honored as a best company is the result of servant leaders, a dedicated professional staff and a wonderful board of directors.”

GCASA will be honored at a public awards dinner to be held in Albany at the Marriott on April 18.  During the event, GCASA will learn its rank among the 27 companies in the category for small employers with 15-99 U.S. employees.

GCASA has been serving Genesee and Orleans counties for over 40 years. Services include prevention education and outpatient and residential treatment for individuals with substance use disorders, and an employee assistance program.

The New York State Society for Human Resource Management created the awards in 2007. The society evaluates and ranks the best places of employment. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, whose practices benefit the state’s businesses, economy, and workforce.

To be considered for participation, organizations had to fulfill specific registration eligibility requirements, then participate in a two-part survey of employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. Best Companies Group, an independent firm that manages Best Places to Work programs on state, regional and national levels around the world, conducted the survey, then evaluated the results and determined the best places of employment in the Empire State.

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