Press > Apr, 11 2016
PorchLight Takes Top Honors in Top Workplaces
The Denver Post Names PorchLight Real Estate Group No. 1 Midsize Company in the State of Colorado 2016 Top Workplaces Awards
DENVER—April 11, 2016—For the third year in a row, PorchLight Real Estate Group has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Denver Post. After a year of tremendous growth, the company moved from the Small to Midsize category this year, and was placed No.1 on the list. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC , a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
In addition to taking the No. 1 slot, PorchLight was granted a coveted “Special Award” by WorkplaceDynamics based on the employees’ excitement and participation in the company’s growth, which includes going from 142 staff and agents last year to 203 at the time of the survey this year.
“We always want to make sure our company culture can withstand the growth,” said PorchLight co-founder and co-CEO Amy Bayer. “We’re doing more things to help build camaraderie and ensure everyone has a clear understanding of our vision and purpose behind the growth. This award tells us what we’re doing is working, so it means the world to us.”
PorchLight is set to launch a new website in the coming months and will unveil a new state-of-the-art office in Cherry Creek later this year. The company’s growth also includes the addition of several key leadership personnel in recent months and the creation of an in-house comprehensive continuing education program for its agents, PorchLight University, in early 2016.
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About PorchLight Real Estate Group
With four conveniently located offices, PorchLight Real Estate Group provides customized realty services to residential buyers and sellers in the greater Denver metro area. Addressing a need for a more personalized, comprehensive approach to buying and selling homes, PorchLight’s 160 thoughtful, knowledgeable agents take a people-centered approach, providing a complete suite of agency services that are perfectly matched to each individual client. Over the years, independent, 100%-women-owned PorchLight has received numerous accolades, including making The Denver Post’s list of Top Workplaces three years in a row, and being named one of the Top Women-Owned Companies by the Denver Business Journal.