Wegmans is a family-owned company, founded in 1916, headquartered in Rochester, NY.
Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain with 97 stores
Best Workplaces in New York 2018 (ranked 5)
Best Workplaces for Millennials 2018 (ranked 12)
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 (ranked 2)
People Companies That Care 2017 (ranked 6)
Best Workplaces for Parents 2017 (ranked 10)
Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 5)
Why do we have to invest in our employees?
It helps to attract and keep the best employees
It helps you to create employees that are ready for promotion
BETTER CORPORATE CLIMATE
Employees are engaged to their work
- Recognition board in every department.
- Send e-mail/notes or put a poster recognizing their work.
-Open day doors to expose ideas to improve their work environment,
- Birthday/ anniversary treatment.
Help others and help to build a better company
They promote their company
When they feel good, they stay
Know what to do in difficult situations
Bosses become leaders
Responsive to change
Adaptation to new dynamics
Aid accommodating the student's schedules
In case of:
- Personal obligations
- Domestic accidents
- Special days
- Create a "community" inside the departments to build an strategy to have a flexible schedule in case of emergencies.
- Telecommuting if it is possible.
Inspire behaviour changes
More active employees
Employees are healthier
Physical activity - cognitive benefits like memory and focus
Reductions in chronic disease risk factors
Lower health costs
-Healthy food Programs-How to eat better.
Hand over healthy recipes every week with the possibility of a class.
-Send nutritionists every month to give guidance.
-Create athletic events.
-Employee Assistance Program (Personal assesment)
Promotions and training
Strengthen your company’s culture
Appreciate their loyalty
Key company knowledge
Maintain a good institutional knowledge
- Create a community where they can post availables jobs before public knowledge.
- Specific training for every department to follow trends and improve the processes.
Perks and benefits
Key factor decision to be in the company
- Discounts not only in the supermarkets but in different activities outside work.
- Free poducts depending the occasion.
-Create a scholarship program to help the employees with financial assistance.
Supports the well-being of employees outside work
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