Hammond Residential Named as a Boston Globe "Top Place to Work"
Posted by Mark H. Lippolt — November 29, 2010
CHESTNUT HILL, MA (November 15, 2010) – Hammond Residential has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the third annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2010 magazine was published in The Sunday Globe on November 7. Online, the report can be found at www.boston.com/topworkplaces.com.
The Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and non-profits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis.
This year the rankings were organized into three categories: Large, Mid-size, and Small companies. Hammond Residential was ranked 19th in the mid-sized company category. Hammond was the only residential real estate company named in any of the three categories.
The Globe invited 1,160 employers to participate in the third annual Top Places to Work. Of those, 236 organizations went all the way through the process, allowing them to conduct a confidential survey of their workers. Research partner WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pennsylvania, specialists in employee management and retention, contacted more than 133,000 employees at those companies, and received completed surveys from 82,000 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 23 distinct statements, ranging from, “This organization demonstrates it values employees during difficult times” to “It’s easy to tell my boss the truth.”
Saul B. Cohen, President of Hammond, remarked: “This is the first year the firm has participated in the survey. It was sent directly from an independent research firm to our associates who voluntarily responded. While we work every day to maintain an upbeat and supportive atmosphere in the firm, it is nice to get confirmation and recognition as well as caring suggestions to make us even better.”
The Publisher of The Boston Globe, Chris Mayer, stated, “Each of the companies included in the Top Places to Work 2010 deserve recognition for creating a positive workplace for their employees. Their accomplishment adds to the vitality of this state’s business environment.”
Hammond has fifteen residential offices in and around Greater Boston, including four in the city of Boston. To qualify for The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
Attached Photo from left to right: Boston Globe Assistant Business Editor Michael Warshaw, Hammond Executive Vice President Joe Hare, Hammond Senior Vice President Mark Lippolt