Richmond Times-Dispatch recognizes 65 local companies in awards program
Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent residential real estate brand by sales volume, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
“I am so proud of our team in Richmond for earning a spot on the Top Workplaces list,” said Brian Haug, senior vice president and regional manager of Long & Foster in Richmond. “As a company, we strive to provide our agents and employees with everything they need to succeed in real estate, and earning this honor showcases our success in reaching that goal.”
The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection, and the Times-Dispatch recognized 65 companies in four categories, ranging by the organization’s size. Long & Foster earned honors in the Top Workplaces large companies category, which recognizes businesses with 400 to 999 employees.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
This is not the first time Long & Foster has been named one of Richmond’s top firms—the real estate brokerage was honored as Top Workplace in 2015 and 2016. The company also has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in other areas in which it operates, including Delaware.
“It is thanks to the dedication of our talented real estate agents and employees that we are able to earn the honor as a Top Workplace in Richmond,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “For 50 years, our associates have helped buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals by being the most knowledgeable in the markets they serve, providing the highest level of customer service and having the latest technology at their fingertips, and it’s these efforts that enable us to remain the top real estate company in Richmond and in the Mid-Atlantic.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Claffey. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
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