Passion meets culture is a message heard throughout Sunset Retirement Communities & Services. Staff make a difference in the lives of their residents through exceptional customer service and a heart for their mission.
To hear what it’s like to work at Sunset, meet Carol.
Name: Carol Holwerda
Position: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Company: Sunset Retirement Communities & Services
Why is Sunset different?
I am so glad you asked! I believe our commitment and passion for our residents sets us apart. We go above and beyond every day to make sure they are loved, respected, safe, well taken of and comfortable.
We have 14 individuals who have outlived their resources. We will never turn them away from their home at Sunset. We fundraise over $300,000 a year to ensure they remain in their homes because as our CEO says “if we don’t care for them, who will?”
We have amazing employees who give so much of themselves to this company and our residents! We have tuition reimbursement for our students, excellent benefits for all full time employees and an excellent work culture.
Here’s a glimpse into the culture at Sunset:
What’s new or changing in 2018 for Sunset?
We are very excited to expand our memory care units in Ottawa County and to bring our excellent customer service to this underserved population in our community. We are intentionally focused on employee appreciation and internal promotions during this transition. Our employees are incredible and we want to help them grow in their health care career with us.
During an interview, what questions do you want an applicant to ask?
During an interview, I love when applicants ask:
- What makes Sunset special?
- Can I grow with this company?
- What benefits do you have?
What’s your favorite staff event each year?
The Employee Recognition Banquet. This event recognizes all of our staff who have dedicated their lives to our residents and love what they do. Every 5 years of service, staff get to attend and receive a catered dinner at the Sunnybrook Country Club, a gift, a bonus for their years of service, recognition from our Executive Team, as well as fellowship with other co-workers and their families.
When I’m not at work, you can find me ________________.
When I’m not at work, you can find me reading about retention strategies, recruiting, knitting and caring for my family.