What Employees Say
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel I make a difference here.
What They Do
We asked The Mayflower Retirement Community to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.
Mayflower Retirement Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, which provides housing, long-term healthcare, security, and nutrition to the elderly. The retirement community consists of independent residential units, assisted living units, and a skilled nursing facility with a geriatric physician clinic.
About this Company
| Website: http://www.themayflower.com|| Industry: Aging Services|
| US Headquarters: Winter Park, Florida, 32792|| US Sites: 1|
| US Employees: 230|| US Revenues: $24.8 million|
| Worldwide Revenues: $24.8 million|| Corporate Structure: Non-Profit|
| Founded: 1989|
Perks and Programs
We asked The Mayflower Retirement Community to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.
- Employee Assistance & Relief Source: Our EARS account was created to help assist employees during times of emergencies. This is done through the donation of cash, products, food and labor and other services. During 2017, ten (10) employees received financial benefits and 18 employees received other benefits from this fund such as services or products. This program is funded by the Mayflower and by Mayflower employees. Funds are raised through the sale of scrap metal, recycle funds, employee raffles, dress down days, silent auction items donated by The Mayflower and employee cash contributions.
- Mayflower Remembers: Due to the nature of our business our employees have to deal with death on a daily basis. This is emotionally hard for our employees especially when death occurs often and because they have grown close to those they are caring for. A program was created to enable employees to grieve the loss of a resident with whom they have grown fond with of over time. The program is called “Mayflower Remembers”. Once a month employees and families join together to share hugs, stories and express the love they had for the resident. This helps the employee cope with their loss while hearing from family members that employees provided the best care to their family member during their end of life stage.
- Wellness Initiatives: Our annual employee Wellness Fairs are a way for staff to learn about nutrition, leading an active lifestyle and continued education all while having some fun! We bring in vendors from all over the community to share information with us and to ensure we are living the healthiest lives possible. This includes mental wellness as having engaged/happy staff ensures our community is better overall. The financial well-being of our staff is important too so periodic financial education classes are held onsite. Information about full wellness is posted in staff common areas and on the employee television station. This information pertains to things going on in our area like free yoga and meditation classes, free family-friendly events, free multicultural celebrations and on-site information sessions. We believe in having a strong work-life balance that includes social, emotional, financial, physical and intellectual wholeness.
- Service Awards/Incentives: During National Nursing Week and National Certified Nursing Assistants Week, our nursing staff is recognized for their ongoing achievements with an awards ceremony in front of peers and residents. Staff brings in old pictures of themselves from nursing school and share stories. Honorees play games to win gift cards and prizes and stand before the CEO to accept awards like “Little Miss Sunshine Award” and “Night Owl Award”. Other departments take employees out to lunch for their birthdays, give bonuses throughout the year, have holiday parties where gifts are given. Free CEU's and shift differentials are also given.
- Leadership & Community Programs: Leadership and community involvement is an extremely important part of the Mayflowers culture. Employees are encouraged to participate in community programs. It is felt that participation in these types of programs will equip our employees with a better understanding of the environment they work in and resources that may be available to them outside of the Mayflower. The Mayflower pays the costs associated to participate in these programs and usually future dues.
- Employee Lunches & Dinners: The employees are provided a free lunch every day and very often dinner too. This includes a salad, entrée, sides, dessert, and drink. Also, many different departments order out or have food brought in to feed employees for celebrations or special occasions.
- Employee Holiday Fund: During the holidays, the residents of the Mayflower collect funds to gift the Mayflower employees with for all their hard work during the year. The amount that is distributed to an employee is usually equivalent in dollars to an employee paycheck. While this is not a guaranteed gift it has been in place for at least 11 years and is very much appreciated by the employees. During this time the employees hold a holiday party for the residents in which baked goods are brought in for the residents from the employees and holiday music is played and sung by all.
- Hurricane Shelter: Since the Mayflower is located in Florida the facility is situated in a hurricane zone. Hurricanes have hit the Mayflower in the past, the last one being Hurricane Irma in 2017. Along with the need to protect our residents, the Mayflower feels committed to protecting its employees also. During these times employees have come to stay at the Mayflower along with their extended families and pets. Food and shelter are provided free to all who stay during the emergency. The Mayflower has even assisted emergency personnel from the community and our facility has been used as an Emergency Call Station Facility. In offering to house our employees it not only offers protection to them but also makes our residents feel safer during the emergency. Assistance is also provided after the emergency to employees who have suffered damage to their homes.
- Social & Clinical Services: From time to time our employees may need guidance and assistance when having to deal with emergency family matters or health matters. Our Social Services department provides advice and is a resource for our employees to use when they are in need. We encourage the use of this service for employees or their families. The Wellness Clinic provides free flu shots to all employees and is available when an employee needs basic first aid, blood pressure checks, and other minor medical supplies.
COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS
| 50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary||81% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 49)|
| 67% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for 95)|| $909 Average Tuition Reimbursement|
WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS
| 13 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment|| 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment|
| 20 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment|| 20 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment|
WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS
- Telecommute option (1% use it)
- Compressed work weeks (3% use it)
- Onsite Amenities (Free lunches & dinners, fitness classes to start soon, covered parking, produce from the Mayflower garden, season tickets to various fine arts, charitable and sporting events. Our Employee Ambassador engages staff in different areas by providing stretching exercises, motivation, stress release, and acknowledges the employee who goes above and beyond in their job duties.)
FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS
|67 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) ||67 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take|
|67 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)||67 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*|
Community and Environmental Impact
| $40,600 Philanthropic donations in last year|| Yes Recycling program|
| Yes Locally-sourced food program|
- Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
- Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
How to Get Hired
We asked The Mayflower Retirement Community for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
The Mayflowers Executive Team created the "Core Values" that help managers evaluate candidates during the recruiting process. The “Core Values” was created by looking at existing staff and naming specific employees that possessed qualities and certain traits or characteristics that made these employees an outstanding employee. The team came up with the following Core Values:
1. Smiling Vibe
2. Setting the standard of excellence in all aspects of our community
3. Nurturing an unparalleled professional staff who celebrate the lives of all who live and work at The Mayflower
4. Creating an “oasis” for residents, families, and staff
5. Providing experiences beyond the imagination
We believe incorporating the use of the “Core Values” at recruiting time helps to ensure that the correct candidate will fit our culture.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
The Mayflower has a been a staple of the Central Florida community for almost 30 years with a reputation to be proud of. We seek out compassionate people who show a genuine connection to seniors and the working environment. Prospective employees can get our attention through employee referrals and by exhibiting our core values. They should address why they feel they are a good fit and show how they have knowledge of the type of services we offer in order to contribute to our organizations success. Due to the nature of our business prospective employees should also show that they understand who our customer is. We look for creative, professional people who are willing to be team players so we can continue to set the standard of excellence in all aspects of our community.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Due to our industry, Certified Nursing Assistants for the Health Center and servers for our dining areas account for the majority of our employees and will be the most common positions filled throughout the year.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Show leadership and enthusiasm. Demonstrate an understanding of who the Mayflower is and what our culture is about. Get to know us by looking at our website and learning about our mission, vision and community involvement. Candidates should show compassion for others and relate to us with examples of how their everyday lives have exhibited a trait or characteristic of our "Core Values".
| 5 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year|| 2% Job Growth|
| 205 Average applicants per opening|| 6,975 Total job applicants|
| 14% New hires by employee referrals|| 3% Openings filled by current employees|
| 3 Recent graduates hired|| 1% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees|
| 5% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees|