Florida’s largest trade group, the Florida Association of Realtors, has been named as one of the “Top Workplaces” in Central Florida.
The annual ranking, operated by the Orland Sentinel and overseen by Philadelphia-based from Energage, ranked Florida Relators No. 12 in the Small Workplaces category. The anonymous workplace culture survey was filled out by Florida Realtors’ employees in a survey online, and neither the state Realtor association nor the Orlando Sentinel saw the responses.
“Creating a culture of trust and empowerment is an everyday process,” says Florida Realtors CEO Margy Grant. “When given the opportunity to do the right thing at the right time, employees will choose to do so when they feel trusted and empowered. At Florida Realtors, we invite our employees into the discussion for our mission to be the ‘Voice for Real Estate in Florida.’ They are as important to our brand as any of our products, tools or services.”
Additionally, the survey invited 1,000 Central Florida employers to participate in the program. To be eligible, companies, nonprofits and governmental organizations had to have at least 35 employees in Central Florida.The workplace survey also categorized companies by size:
Legacy Workplaces – 34 or fewer employees
Small Workplaces – 35 to 149 employees
Midsized Companies – 150 to 499 employees
Large Workplaces – 500 or more employees
Boasting 120 employees, Florida Realtors is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 200,000 members – and it recently became the largest state Realtor association in the U.S. It’s made up of 51 local and regional Realtor associations or boards. Membership is voluntary and includes residential and commercial agents and brokers, as well as appraisers, real estate counselors, property managers, real estate specialists and related industry affiliates. In addition to the Central Florida office, the association also has a Public Policy office in Tallahassee.
“I am excited to have our people recognized for the critical work they’ve been doing to drive the real estate industry in Florida,” says Florida Realtors Director of Human Resources Chris Mini. “People are the heart of every organization, and the people at Florida Realtors work together to create a collaborative and values-driven organization which in turn transitions to exceptional service for our Realtor members.”
See the full 2021 list of the Top Workplaces in Central Florida click here.