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Eagle’s Trace named a top workplace by Houston Chronicle

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March 14th, 2018
Staff from Eagle’s Trace attend an awards dinner for companies on Houston Chronicle’s 2017 list of top workplaces.

Staff from Eagle’s Trace attend an awards dinner for companies on Houston Chronicle’s 2017 list of top workplaces. 

Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, was named to the 2017 Houston Chronicle’s list of top workplaces.

The community ranked nineteenth out of 50 mid-size companies. A mid-size company is one that employs between 150 and 499 local workers. This recognition marks the sixth time Eagle’s Trace has been named a top workplace by the Houston Chronicle since the list debuted in 2010.

“’Top Workplaces’ is a celebration of companies that are constantly seeking ways to keep their employees empowered and engaged,” writes the Houston Chronicle’s Business Editor Al Lewis, introducing the list. “Making the ‘Top Workplaces’ list means a company cares deeply about the people who in turn care for its customers.”

This year’s award was particularly meaningful for Eagle’s Trace, as nearly half of the community’s 475 employees sustained some measure of damage to their homes and/or vehicles during Hurricane Harvey.

“We give special thanks to our employees who were there for our residents and each other during the duration of the storm,” says Executive Director Stephen Aigner. “We witnessed heartwarming mission moments of sacrifice and caring that will always be remembered. This recognition as a top workplace reflects the daily commitment and one-team spirit we enjoy at Eagle’s Trace.”

The rankings for the “Top Workplaces” list are based on employee surveys conducted for the Houston Chronicle by Philadelphia-based Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics. More than 84,000 employees responded with opinions of their employers.

Company direction, employee appreciation, and career potential were the leading characteristics of top workplaces, according to survey results.

“The best employers carefully craft a positive workplace culture,” said Doug Claffey, chief executive officer of Energage.

Human Resources Director Vickie Antoine has worked at Eagle’s Trace since 2007.

“From tuition reimbursement to training, plus a full benefits package, we are pleased to be a mission-oriented employer of choice in Houston,” says Antoine.