At Voit, we care deeply about not only our clients but also our team members.
For this reason, we weren’t completely surprised to have been named one of San Diego’s Top Workplaces 2021 by the San Diego Union-Tribune. For the full list of Top Workplaces, read on here.
Considering this achievement, we wanted to provide some insight as to why our company made the list.
What Makes a Top Workplace?
For starters, what makes a ‘Top Workplace’? A ‘Top Workplace’ is a company that:
- Operates by strong values
- Communicates between employees and management
- Innovates and operates efficiently
Being listed as a ‘Top Workplace’ is “a powerful way to stand out in a competitive market… [and] is an opportunity to highlight your people-centered culture and a chance to celebrate the good — and that’s more important than ever,” according to Top Workplaces.
And Why Does It Matter?
Any company can say that they put their people first—and most do.
But “winning the Top Workplaces award is proof-positive your organization really does put its people first.”
Moreover, “research shows companies that earn recognition as an organization of choice attract better job candidates, find the right talent for their organization, and have lower turnover.”
Why Voit Was Named a Top Workplace
Throughout our almost 50 year long history, our commercial real estate firm has successfully navigated various market cycles while retaining the unique, family-oriented company culture on which it was founded.
Bob Voit, founder of Voit, was a guiding force for the firm from the beginning. Committed to quality, community enhancement, professionalism, and integrity, Mr. Voit dedicated himself to community causes beyond CRE—which, in turn, inspired all Voit team members.
At Voit, we embrace the social and economic responsibilities that encourage community growth by supporting a wide range of local philanthropic organizations, including giving back to schools and various clubs.
But we’re also sure to give back to and invest in our team members as well. Read on for a key example of how we do so.
Our Wellness Reimbursement Program
At Voit, we offer a wellness reimbursement program and have for over ten years. Our wellness reimbursement program was founded in 2002 and compensates Voit team members up to $600 a year for health-related expenses.
What Qualifies as a ‘Health-Related Expense’?
- Gym memberships
- Exercise equipment
- Diet-related costs
For example, running shoes, massages, group classes, home gym equipment, entry fees to 5k or similar sporting events, items for hiking, fitness trackers, wellness apps, and more are all eligible for reimbursement under this program.
Why We Invest in Our Teams’ Wellness
So, why does Voit offer this wellness reimbursement program?
When asked about the program, here’s what Jessamyn Wilkinson, Director of Marketing, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“We offer the program to support a healthy work-life balance among our team members,” says Wilkinson. “We want them to balance their work-life with staying healthy.”
She continued. “When our team members are healthy, it is reflected in our medical benefit costs as well, which overall is a savings to Voit (that pays for 75% of their benefits), and ultimately to them with minimum increases.”
“When our team members are healthy, it is reflected in their work production and their overall attitudes. We have less absenteeism and less turnover [at Voit]… Our teams can see that we care about them.”
Why Is Company Culture Important?
To learn more about Voit’s company culture, read on as Connor Wieck, Senior Associate at Voit Real Estate Services, describes a day in the life as a broker at Voit. Again, for the full list of Top Workplaces by the San Diego Union-Tribune, read on here.