(OSHKOSH, Wis.)-Breakfast or lunch from a local cafe. A fresh-brewed cup of joe. Nachos in the afternoon. Manicures, pedicures and facials. Valet oil change and carwash. Volunteer time.
This employee benefits package may sound like all play and no work, but every perk is part of a larger strategy designed to improve the fast-paced work atmosphere for the hard-working 4imprint team. That philosophy earned 4imprint, an Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based imprinted products vendor the Winnebago B2B ‘Best Place to Work’ honors-for the third time in six years.
“The foundation of our culture is to treat others as we would like to be treated,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, President. “We’ve designed our work environment to reflect and reinforce that philosophy. It energizes and excites people, so they feel proud of where they work and good about themselves. And, they pass it on-creating that same experience for our customers.”
As part of its strategy, 4imprint offers standard benefits like a group health insurance plan, 401(k) savings plan, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement and an employee assistance program.
That’s only the beginning.
Mornings begin with gourmet fresh brew and breakfast, catered in. Local restaurants serve lunch in the company’s cafeteria. Tuesdays are nacho or fruit day; Thursdays are popcorn day. Massages are offered weekly. Manicures, pedicures and facials are available in a darkroom-turned-spa. Time off to volunteer and valet carwash and oil change programs are also available.
Another employee benefit: mentors who help new hires ease into new jobs. New hires are matched with ‘buddies,’ the seasoned veterans with whom they can eat lunch and ask questions, as they learn to navigate the corporate culture.
“When you start a new job, it takes time to get acclimated,” said Mary Curtin, 4imprint Vice President of Administration. “We’re trying to shorten that time frame. The more comfortable a new team member feels, the easier it is for them to focus on meeting our customers’ needs.”
The company’s strategy appears to be paying off. Turnover rates are hovering at 6% on the year.
“We want our employees to feel like they are part of a family,” Curtin said. “We are fortunate to have a culture that supports that.”
For a complete list of employee benefits, visit www.4imprint.com/employment/.