Business Aberdeen

Scott Muir (Director of Operations), Mary Battistelli (Director of Human Resources), Joanne MacInnis RN (President), and Annalise Botticelli (Human Resources Coordinator).

Aberdeen Home Care, Inc. has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 12th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2019 issue publishes online at Globe.com/TopPlaces on the night of November 14 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 17.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best — their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more. Aberdeen Home Care, Inc. was ranked 18th in the Small Employer category, and is the only home care agency who made the small employer list.

“Aberdeen operates on a patient-first philosophy, where we focus on how we can make the client’s life better each day. It is a place where you truly do feel (and know) that you are making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. The managers at Aberdeen are supportive, truly care about staff, and always willing to hear your ideas, answer your questions, or address your concerns. The positive team environment is unlike any other I have experienced. I love going to work,” said a current Aberdeen employee when asked why she likes her job.

“The companies that make our list are much more than just decent employers," said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. "They make work fun, and they make their people feel cared for. Some of them even help employees realize dreams that have nothing to do with their jobs.”

The rankings in Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 66,000 individuals at 323 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at Globe.com/TopPlaces. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.