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April 17, 2023

ECS Communities Receive Workplace Excellence Award

“It’s a great indicator that we are
bringing our core values to life.

Stacie Ocampo, Vice President of Human Resources


In the words of the late, great Vince Lombardi, “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” This statement is as true in sports as it is in the places we work, especially people-focused organizations such as ECS. It is for this reason we are especially proud that all our ECS communities have been honored with the 2022 Workplace Excellence Award by Align.

The Workplace Excellence Award is based on the responses to our annual employee survey. This past year, we scored 80% or above as an excellent place to work. The positive outcome is reflected in our long tenure and the environment of support that our Team Members feel.

Participation in the annual survey is voluntary, but ECS encourages as many people to respond as possible by hosting lunches to support involvement and setting aside time for the Team Members to complete the engagement survey. And these efforts are effective. “We get about a 90% completion rate,” says Stacie Ocampo, Vice President of Human Resources, “which is a significantly higher rate than most other organizations achieve. It’s a great indicator that we are bringing our core values to life.” 

“We really want to hear from our Team Members, and understand how we can improve,”  Stacie says. Their voices are the best gauge to know how ECS is doing as an organization. The engagement survey is anonymous and provides critical feedback for ECS senior leadership to understand expectations and ways to improve. In previous years, our Team Members’ input provided ECS with insights into refining how we deliver education support and access to other programs. 

“I’m proud of how the leadership team prioritizes the survey results to create an environment where our Team Members feel engaged and appreciated,” Stacie says. 

We are honored that ECS and all our communities are regarded as a great place to work. This positive outlook is reflected each day in the longevity and tenure of our Team Members, and how many families have chosen ECS for their careers.

Since 1923, ECS has been dedicated to delivering exceptional communities and services for seniors. We have achieved this commitment because of the people who spend their careers with us, serving residents in our active adult communities in Southern California. 

Thank you to all our Team Members who completed our engagement survey and to Align for recognizing all our ECS communities with this award. 


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