Join Date: Aug 2012
Lisa, I wanted to add to Charlie's comments as I had the opportunity to tour a 250 employee operation in the machining industry that I would place in the top 10 percentile in terms of best practice companies.
Annually, they put on an event for the employees and entice them to bring their friends, family, neighbors, teachers, students ... to enjoy a day in the facility. They have great food, outside entertainment, and fun activities.
They have found this to be a very rewarding experience as the employees have a tremondous opportunity to show their kids, loved ones, friends, ect what they do. They are proud of their facility.
This event has greatly benefited the company and has helped substantially in thier efforts to be recognized as a best in class employer locally. They receive job applications and many referrals that can be tied directly back to this event. Also, since family members better understand the business, each employee has more of a support group when business and hours get crazy.
Great bonding and a well planned strategy.
If you want to talk with the comapny owner, I will set you up ASAP.