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Youth In Need Named 2014 “Top Workplace”

Youth In Need is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces for the second consecutive year. The list of the region’s Top Workplaces was published in the Post-Dispatch on June 29.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm, conducts the employee survey. Seventy-nine percent of Youth In Need’s staff completed the survey, which measures both organizational health and how employees feel about their day-to-day jobs. Workplace Dynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States.

“Being selected as a Top Workplace for the second year in a row is especially meaningful to us because the judges are our own employees,” said President and CEO Pat Holterman-Hommes. “This honor speaks to our staff’s confidence in our organizational leadership as well as their satisfaction with important things like pay, benefits and work-life balance.”

Compared to other organizations in the Non-Profit: Human and Social Services category, Youth In Need scored well above the benchmarks in the areas of confidence in organizational leadership, strong belief in the agency’s values and ethics as well as satisfaction with the agency’s employee benefit packages.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, Youth In Need, a proud member of the United Way, is an eastern Missouri regional agency serving more than 16,000 children, teens and families each year with residential group homes, homeless street outreach, education, counseling and support groups, foster care case management and infant, child and family development programs. With programs in St. Louis City and St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Montgomery Counties, Youth In Need’s mission is to build on the strengths of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life. Youth In Need’s programs and services are funded, in part, by its 2014 Children’s Partners, including Mercy as the Principal Partner. Visit www.youthinneed.org for a complete list of Youth In Need’s Champion, Guardian, Trustee and Patron Partners.

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