LoanStar Home Lending
has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian
. The company was ranked among the Top Workplaces list of mid-sized companies based in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This is the third consecutive Top Workplaces Award that LoanStar has received since the company was founded in 2013.
“LoanStar is a fairly young company, so to be recognized yet again with the Top Workplaces award is a testament to the value of our employees and the culture we’ve built,” said Mike Baldwin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LoanStar. “Helping our clients purchase or refinance a home is meaningful work, so we strive to ensure that employees feel connected and supported at LoanStar. This award demonstrates that our people recognize their important role in making LoanStar what it is today.”
The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection, just to name a few. LoanStar employees from Hawaii to Florida were surveyed, not just those in Oregon and SW Washington.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, Chief Executive Officer of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”