NJ Advance Media Names YMCA of Greater Monmouth County a Winner of the New Jersey Top Workplaces Award

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the community, was recently selected as a top workplace in the Garden State by New Jersey Advance Media.

Winners of the annual New Jersey Top Workplaces award are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through a survey issued by Energage, LLC., an employee engagement technology company. The anonymous survey measures 15 aspects of company culture including employee engagement, leadership effectiveness and connection to an organization’s mission and values.

“We are proud to be recognized for creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates our differences and fosters the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential,” said Laurie Goganzer, president and chief executive officer of the Shrewsbury-based YMCA association.

Serving 36,000 people in communities across Monmouth County and areas of Middlesex and Ocean counties, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County ranked fifth in the large company category (500 or more employees). In all, 88 organizations and companies were recognized by New Jersey Advance Media.

The Y’s Chief Human Resources Officer Maureen Simons said the award is especially gratifying given the uncertainties and challenges that Y employees faced during the pandemic, including layoffs, and changing roles to address the community’s emergent needs.

“The pandemic tested our resolve, but our team was incredibly resilient and committed to doing whatever needed to be done to support our neighbors in need and to help our community recover,” Simons said.

During this challenging time, noted Energage CEO Eric Rubino, “Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong performance. When you give employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward.”

Like many other nonprofits and businesses, the Y is rebuilding its team in the wake of the pandemic. Simons said hiring fairs are scheduled and signing bonuses are being offered for a wide variety of positions at Y locations within the nonprofit’s service area.

Area residents are welcome to attend a hiring fair at the Red Bank Family YMCA on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The Y is located at 166 Maple Ave.

About YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is here for all – to empower youth and teens, improve health and strengthen community. A leading nonprofit charity, the Y unites 36,000 people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. During the pandemic, we responded to vital community needs, providing more than $735,000 in relief services. Our life-changing programs and services are anchored in 9 communities: health and wellness facilities in Freehold Township, Old Bridge and Red Bank; an outdoor day camp in Wall; a community center in Freehold Borough; counseling and social service centers in Eatontown, Matawan and Middletown; childcare centers in Freehold Township and Red Bank; and integrated in nearly 100 schools in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Named a New Jersey Top Workplace 2022 by New Jersey Advance Media, we’re based in Shrewsbury, NJ. Learn more at www.ymcanj.org.