Oakland Family Services named Top Workplace for 4th consecutive year


For the 4th consecutive year, Oakland Family Services has been named one of Michigan’s Top 100 Workplaces! The Detroit Free Press and Energage, an independent research company, invited Michigan organizations to take part in a survey that asked employees about culture, pay, benefits, amenities, what they like, don’t like, and reasons they might love their job and respect their leaders. The companies are ranked by the results.

Oakland Family Services moved up in its ranking, jumping from No. 35 last year to No. 22 this year. President/CEO Jaimie Clayton said the award is significant since it is based on employee responses that are then benchmarked against like-sized companies and agencies, including both for profit and non-profit.

“Oakland Family Services is very proud to be considered a top workplace again this year, and even more so because it is the direct result of our staff feedback and votes,” Clayton said. “We have an intense focus on maintaining and improving our culture and believe we have been very successful in this area as evidenced by the improvement in our standings from No. 35 in the midsize category to No. 22 of the organizations listed.”


Oakland Family Services participates in the Top Workplace Survey each year, as it aligns with the agency’s goals related to employee engagement, recruitment and retention, according to Julie Mison, Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at Oakland Family Services. The survey measures various aspects of “organizational health,” which is known to have a huge impact on employee engagement. Research demonstrates that organizations that rate higher in areas of organizational health have increased productivity, increased engagement, and better business outcomes.

“By participating in the Top Workplace Survey, and winning Top Workplace, Oakland Family Services is better able to attract top talent in the area,” Mison said. “The survey provides an important voice to employees related to their experience at the agency in many areas, so the agency can examine what needs to be impacted."

Check out the Midsize Company list in the Detroit Free Press.