While your Valentine’s roses are starting to droop, the kids at The Container Store are still feeling the love of Valentine’s Day.
On February 14, Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell kicked off the initiative, National We Love Our Employees Day. However, instead of celebrating just one day, the retailer’s 4,000 employees will be treated to a whole week of fun and recognition.
Debbie Brown, who works out of the retailer’s Austin, Texas branch, says she walked into a workday filled with balloons, cupcakes, and other goodies. “It was a lovely surprise and it put us all in even higher than normal spirits for the day,” she says. The Container Store also showered all of its staffers with a goody box, which includes items from some of the store’s vendors.
According to the company’s Facebook page , there is a lot of love for this retailer, and it’s not cupcake-induced. Workers from all over the country are posting tons of nice comments. When does that ever happen?
“There is a real sense of family at The Container Store,” Brown confirms. “Everyone at my store knows I call my TCS time my ‘sanity job’. It lightens my day, and I truly enjoy the people I work with.”
Apparently, a nice workplace pays off. The Container Store says they have better sales, more expansion opportunities, and employee turnover of less than 10 percent. CEO Tindell hopes to encourage other companies to follow his lead in making the workplace a worker-friendly place.
By Rachel Cericola