March 2, 2018 | last updated March 2, 2018 2:57 pm

#15 Large Company Category: Benchmark Senior Living

Benchmark Senior Living

CT Headquarters: Various locations around the state

Industry: Health Care


Twitter: @BenchmarkSL

Top CT Executive: Kathy Hooker, Regional Director of Operations

Benchmark Senior Living provides senior-living and assisted-living services in the Northeast.

Employee Bonuses: Long-term incentive plan rewards employees at leadership levels for performance, contributions to the company's future, and continued employment with Benchmark.

Employee Recognition: Every employee is eligible, every day, to receive a positive note of gratitude. The official "thank you" cards are given by an associate to a co-worker who has gone above and beyond. The winner of the monthly drawing in each community receives a gift up to $50 in value.

Fun & Relaxation: Every year the company invites a handful of employees from each community to attend a black tie gala.

Community Service: Walk to End Alzheimer's is a company-wide program that includes corporate financial support, promotional and branded giveaways for employee walkers, and prizes for top departments.

Training: Emerging leaders program is a 12-month program that gives associates opportunities to leverage work relationships as a career-development resource. It includes coursework, journaling, independent study, leadership, mentoring and relationship building.

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