With over 5,400 employees, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. This announcement came amid cheers from staff members at the 16th Annual Best Places to Work St. Lucie County Awards Ceremony held on November 1st and hosted by the St. Lucie County Human Resources Association and Personnel Dynamics.
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accepted the award on behalf of the District, and commended the dedicated team of professionals whose mission it is to support students saying, “You win with the right people.” SLPS Director of Human Resources Dr. Rafael Sanchez agrees. “The new retention and recruitment model we now use has transformed our human resources department from a compliance machine to a strategic force in K-12 education.” Sanchez added, “The HR retention and recruitment model is unique and unlike any model currently used in public education today.”
Winning the Best Places to Work distinction enhances the SLPS recruitment brand and model which integrates support functions that correlate to the District’s mission and vision. Determining factors for award recognition which is open to organizations annually include turnover, growth, training, benefits, profit sharing, pay, work environment, and retirement programs.