|Grant Thornton Announced as Recipient of the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award by Special Care|
|by Sharon Adams||Wed, Feb 18, 2009, 10:50 AM|
Grant Thornton Announced as Recipient of the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award by Special Care & Career Services
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“You’ve heard the saying, ‘Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do,’ and that’s exactly why Grant Thornton is chosen as the recipient of the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award,” said Cathy Packard, executive director, Special Care & Career Services (SCCS).
Recently, Grant Thornton added yet another level to its support of SCCS. Valuing the importance of Elizabeth to the company and the importance of SCCS’ continuing support visits to ensure that she remains stable in her job, Grant Thornton made the decision to pay the fees for Elizabeth’s ongoing support. This support includes regular visits by SCCS staff and volunteer Raquel Foster. SCCS attributes the high job retention rate their clients enjoy to these regular visits. As proof, 56% of SCCS clients have been on the job more than five years.
”We hired Elizabeth because it was the right thing to do. Special Care worked closely with us to understand Grant Thornton’s hiring need and then matched Elizabeth’s unique skills, interests, and preferences with that need. It was a perfect fit on both sides and today Elizabeth is a very special member of the Dallas office Grant Thornton family. At the time of her hire, we could not have anticipated how exciting it would be for all of us to watch Elizabeth blossom in her role the extraordinary impact she would have on staff morale, and the positive recognition we have received in the community,” said Lou Grabowsky, Central Regional Managing Partner of Grant Thornton. “The small monthly investment we make in her continuing support is well worth it. And, our positive experience with Elizabeth has paved the way for our firm to hire individuals with special needs in several other offices.”
The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.
Special Care & Career Services
Chartered in 1963, Special Care & Career Services’ (SCCS) mission is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives within our community.
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