Richmond, Virginia, March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RICHMOND, Va. (March 7, 2018) Outdoor Living Brands has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Richmond Times-Dispatch. 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.”

“Being named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Richmond Times-Dispatch is validation from our talented and dedicated employees that, together, we have created the kind of culture we envisioned almost 10 years ago when we formed Outdoor Living Brands,” said Chris Grandpre, chairman and chief executive officer of Outdoor Living Brands. “As a family of franchise concepts, our team is focused every day on achieving world class satisfaction ratings from our franchisees and world class Net Promoter Scores from our end customers. We’re thrilled to also earn high employee satisfaction ratings through Energage’s confidential workplace survey and very appreciative of the strong commitment to this culture demonstrated by our team members.”

“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.”


Outdoor Living Brands
With five franchise systems and over 400 franchise locations around the world, Outdoor Living Brands has offered exciting franchise opportunities in the growing outdoor living niche since 2008.

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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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Elie Mannix
Outdoor Living Brands