NOVI, MI – Amy Brennan searched for a career opportunity where her interest in healthcare would be best aligned with her desire to help improve quality of life for others. She found it at Fox Run, one of 19 communities managed by Erickson Living.
"I have gained an immense amount of personal and professional knowledge because of the residents I serve," said Brennan, who holds a B.S. Degree in Healthcare Administration from South University. "The lessons and experiences with them are unmatched to anything else in my life."
Brennan, who has two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, is today Fox Run's Director of Continuing Care. She is responsible for the overall operation of the Continuing Care at Fox Run, Outpatient and Inpatient Therapies, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Care. She also works in partnership with the Director of Nursing to provide healthcare services to residents.
She appreciates the company's employee benefits package, from which she has accessed tuition reimbursement to help her become a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She has also used the company's healthcare benefits. "I could not ask to be in a more supportive work culture," she said.
Erickson Living's employee benefits package also includes generous paid time off, opportunities to volunteer, comprehensive medical benefits, on-site employee health and wellness centers, and employee discount programs.
"I am able to collaborate with co-workers who truly care about one another and about serving our residents as much as I do," said Brennan, who began her career at Fox Run 15 years ago as a Marketing Assistant and who has been named Fox Run's Leader of the Year by her peers. "My life values are perfectly matched to my work."
The company's goal is to not only to attract and retain strong employees, but to build a community where employees can thrive. "We want to help people truly find a home once they get here," said Joe Machicote, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Erickson Living.
Erickson Living is in a highly competitive industry where recruiting is key to its ability to attract quality candidates for the vast array of jobs it has. The company is in a period of rapid growth, with new buildings in development at existing campuses and there are plans to continue adding to its current portfolio of communities. This growth leads to an increased demand in employees,
It is important to retain employees in a workforce of Erickson Living's size in one of the most competitive industries in the economy – Healthcare. There are currently dozens of career opportunities in areas such as Healthcare, Finance, Resident Life, Philanthropy. Legal, Human Resources, Administration, General Services, and Dining Services.
Fox Run currently has 749 full and part-time employees. Last year it hired a significant number of new employees. Its staff completed 5,644 training hours to develop their job skills. These employees serve 1,267 residents.
One the company's most popular training programs is Erickson Living University (ELU). ELU is a blended learning environment that provides both mandatory compliance trainings and supplemental development opportunities. Employees can chose from 750 courses in twenty-nine languages, including leadership, healthcare, and computer courses.
ELU's framework offers a clear structure for employees, with various courses of study to choose from and achievement markers along the way. Career planning courses help employees envision their future within the company, and trainings help them gain the necessary skills.
Erickson Living today employs over 14,000 talented and diverse team members across the enterprise. The employees are viewed as Erickson Living's greatest asset and the vital link between the company and its more than 23,000 residents network-wide.
Each of Erickson Living's communities recognize meaningful interactions in their own ways, such as the Mission Moments program, which tells the stories of people -- employees or residents -- who impact each other's lives.
Brennan, who resides in Milford, MI, typifies the Everyday Heroes who Erickson Living recruits each day. If people are driven to make a difference and feel passionate about what they do, they will thrive in an Erickson Living career. When they join the company's team of Everyday Heroes, they gain more than a great job in a booming industry – they get to change lives for the better. For more information about Erickson Living careers:
About Erickson Living: Erickson Living® is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. The Erickson Living network currently comprises 19 communities in 11 states, which together are home to more than 24,000 residents. Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at EricksonLiving.com .