Last night, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was awarded 1st place in Fox News and Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces” in Connecticut survey. William Raveis was the only real estate firm to be nominated amongst nearly 800 Connecticut companies, nonprofits and public agencies. Awards were based on thousands of employee surveys completed at companies of varying sizes.
Fox News caught up with Kent Hanley, Executive Vice President of William Raveis Connecticut, at the Awards venue, Aquaturf of Southington. He discussed why respect and value for employees is vital to William Raveis’ company philosophy. “As the old saying goes, treat people the way you would want to be treated,” he said. “I think that really goes a long way. It’s a core value for a happy family, and we treat our employees as family!”
WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a research firm in Exton, Pennsylvania, conducted surveys on behalf of the Hartford Courant and Fox News. A total of nearly 800 firms were invited to participate and 12,685 employee surveys were completed. The survey covered myriad aspects of workplace culture, from employee appreciation to quality of wages and benefits.
“Top Workplaces” is one in a slew of awards William Raveis has been awarded this year alone. A big highlight for the company was receiving Inman News’ “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” award for William Raveis Agent Dashboard, the first free-to-agent CRM and marketing tool. Additional accolades include “Best Residential Real Estate Firm,” “Best Mortgage Company,” “Best Insurance Company” all from Banker & Tradesman, placing as a finalist in Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” survey, and being the only real estate firm to place as a finalist in Fairfield County’s “Top Workplaces” survey.
A special insert, titled “Getting it Done” will profile William Raveis and other winners in Sunday, September 25th’s Hartford Courant.