Employee Survey Results


In September 2008, we asked our New Horizons team members to fill out a survey telling us why they like working for the Human Service Agency. The responses were overwhelming and we'd like to share some of their reasons with you:

- I have a great supervisor

- I enjoy working with people served

- Good benefit package

- Wages are competitive

- I feel good about helping others

- Taking on challenges that the job brings

- Brainstorming with a team to develop new ideas

- Helping people overcome obstacles that have been holding them back

- Flexible schedule

- Excellent benefits

- Helping people reach their goals and become more independent

- Great staff

- Great support network

- Each day is different; not the same routine

- The friendly and caring co-workers

- Flexibility in taking time off

- Watching the people I work with develop new strengths to handle the challenges of employment in the community

- Getting to know the community, employers and employees while working on job development

- Attending the training provided by HSA so that I am better equipped to serve our people and help them succeed in the community

- Working with other staff members

- Every day is a learning experience

- My employer and co-workers value my opinion

- I feel appreciated by my employer and by the people supported

- Fulfillment of working with people supported and being able to help them

- The availability of time off, if needed

- There is no such thing as a hum-drum day

- Genuine care and concern for others

- Sharing humorous moments

- Working together to solve problems, often thinking outside the box

- Supporting and watching as an individual meets a long awaited goal

- Watching a seemingly disastrous situation turn into a positive situation

- I learn from the people I support

- The opportunity to work with a diverse population

- I make a difference

- I've learned that you can go far with a positive attitude

- I work with a great team

- I like being able to get out into the community

- Meeting new people

- I like being involved with people with disabilities

- It gives me an opportunity to assist people with disabilities and see life from their perspective

- I like advocating for people with disabilities, especially when people are not so nice to them

- I want people supported to have the best care possible

- To see smiles on their faces when the people supported accomplish something

- Helping people supported achieve their dreams

- Planting the hope in someone's heart that they can do it

- Giving people supported renewed faith in themselves

- My supervisor

- The health insurance

- The challenges we face each day; no day at work is ever dull

- Hours

- Watching someone live the life they want

- Watching the people supported become independent

- Managers and supervisors are very understanding

- Knowing that I can make a difference in people's lives

- Being able to advocate for people is very rewarding

- Seeing people supported progress into productive, accepted members of the community

- Being able to say "I get to come to work" instead of "having to come to work"

- My boss

- Activities we get to do with people supported

- The things I learn from people supported

- There are opportunities to grow in this work environment/field

- Plain and simple, I love coming to work and I love my job