Newsday Names FREE a Winner of the Long Island 2018 Top Workplaces Award

October 30, 2018 | Press

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Newsday. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“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.”

FREE, an organization that benefits and supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury, has always prided itself on being a wonderful place to work. The agency harnesses the creativity and passions of employees and matches it to the dreams of the individuals supported.

“On behalf of everyone at FREE, I am honored to accept this award,” said Robert S. Budd, CEO, FREE.  “At FREE we take great pride in being a place where an employee can grow and feel supported,” he continued. “Our employees tell us you will never find a more rewarding job and we agree.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.

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