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Stop the Presses! Special Tree Earns 9th Top Workplace Award from the Freep

Special Tree is honored to be named a Top Workplace once again by the Detroit Free Press!  This 2018 recognition marks our 9th consecutive year to earn the award and we're thrilled to move up our ranking to #11 out of 35 in the large company category.

"We couldn't feel more proud of this award, particularly as the judges were our employees," said Kate McClain, Director of Workforce Engagement.  "They make Special Tree a great place to be every day."

To make the list, our employee's took an independent survey to rate Special Tree's performance on qualities that make a workplace great including direction, execution, career, conditions, leadership, and pay & benefits.  Special Tree's overall employee satisfaction score from the Top Workplace survey improved from last year and we were a standout in the number of comments we received on the survey -- 970 -- with many points of praise for Special Tree’s leadership, caring work environment, staff training program, and strong teamwork.  Here's a few that made us smile:

"I have the freedom to learn and grow within the clinical environment which has always been my dream. I enjoy interacting with the clients and staff at all levels. I feel needed and valued for the role I play here and my input matters. I feel like a part of the family and love being a part of such a great place."

"It is challenging, exciting and filled with opportunity to grow and contribute to the success of Special Tree. I like being able to make a positive difference and feel this company clears the path to be able to accomplish your goals and make a real difference to this company in your sphere of responsibility."

"Special Tree staff and leadership are always supportive of me and my personal needs which allows me to be flexible when I have important events with my family that may conflict with my work schedule."

"Provides me with the tools, training, space and challenging opportunities to be able to succeed and contribute in a positive way. I feel like this company empowers you as an individual to be creative and self-directed in your approach to your responsibilities and work."

"Special Tree is efficient in providing excellent care to every client we meet. We are a strong and responsible team and give our very best in everything we do." 

“I’d like to give my special thanks to our employees, not only for all of their hard work and dedication, but also for sharing their positive workplace experiences,” said CEO Joe Richert.   “Equally important is our employees’ understanding and strong commitment to our mission to help our clients achieve the most independent and meaningful life possible.”