Weichert Wins "Best Award" For Its Commitment to Training
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert was recently named a recipient of the 2010 ASTD BEST Award from the American Society for Training & Development. Weichert is among 31 organizations from across the world to receive the award and ranked 12th overall out of the more than 100 organizations that entered the competition.
“Training and developing our employees and sales associates has been an integral part of the Weichert culture since we were founded,” said Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors. “Given our ongoing commitment to learning, it is particularly gratifying to be honored with this prestigious award.”
The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development. “The ASTD BEST Awards are the training industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition,” said Tony Bingham, ASTD’s president and CEO. “These organizations excel in creating innovative learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals. And, they continue to demonstrate their commitment to workplace learning and development even during a challenging economic climate.”
Weichert received the ASTD BEST Award as a result of its efforts to help sales associates meet the challenges of an ever-changing market. When the government instituted a tax credit for home buyers, the national real estate company responded by developing sales, marketing and training programs to capitalize on the opportunity. With the emergence of social media, Weichert developed a series of training sessions to educate the sales force on the best ways to effectively communicate with customers through this new medium.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in more than 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.
ASTD (the American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to the training and development field. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in 130 U.S. chapters and with 30 International Partners. For more information, visit www.astd.org.