Category: Culture

Jun

25

For the second year in a row, Premium has been honored as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Top Workplaces award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution, and connection.

We recently asked some of our team members to explain what it means to be Premium.

“Being Premium means being proud of where you work” – Kathy Risch, VP of Consumer Insights and Analytics

 

The two-time win validates the emphasis Premium places on employee engagement. Our Culture Team was established in December 2016 to foster a sense of community and encourage transparency throughout the organization.

The retail services industry is unique in that the majority of our team members work remotely, often as the sole Premium employee within a retail store. The Culture Team strives to embody diverse perspectives and opinions. Its members are peer-nominated, rotate annually and represent varied Premium functions and geographies.

To ensure our field team members feel seen and heard, the Culture Team seeks to continually engage the workforce with contests, fundraisers and activities. We’ve also launched an intranet community and solicit anonymous feedback to drive communication, visibility and trust throughout the organization.

 “I really do look forward to [seeing] my co-workers. The comradery, the laughter – it’s something that you just can’t get everywhere.” – Eric Matthews, Human Resources Generalist

As a family-owned company, Brian and Kevin Travers are thankful to see Premium team members emulate the core beliefs established by their father Ron Travers every day.

We love to celebrate holidays and other activities that encourage employees to refresh and connect with one another. We also work together to raise money or donate time to non-profit and charitable organizations.

Each year, Premium supports over 20 non-profit and charitable organizations across North America. Our philanthropic strategy includes organized volunteer opportunities locally, as well as coordinated drives to raise monetary and clothing or food contributions for organizations throughout North America.

Most recently, Premium executed our first international food drive. In partnership with Feeding America and The Mississauga Food Bank, employees provided 22,900 meals to families in need across North America by donating nearly 600 items and raising $2,290 in just two weeks. Additionally, one of Premium’s generous clients matched our monetary donation, making our total donation $4,580 and total meals provided 44,580.

 

Premium Minneapolis office with their food bank donations.

 

In February 2019, Premium partnered with Best Buy, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, PGA Reach and Bellerive Country Club to open the first-ever Teen Tech Center at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club in north St. Louis. See photos inside the Teen Tech Center here and check out a small sample of the organizations we support on our culture page.

 “Being Premium means being a part of a family that is working together and collaborating toward success.” – Ubair Aslam, Manager, Field Operations

Recognizing hard work and passion helps us cultivate a strong group of talented team members who we are proud to call family. That’s why Premium honors high achievers with numerous field and corporate awards.

Premium employees at the 2019 Top Workplaces Event. Pictured: Karis Kruep, Eric Matthews, Melanie Thelen, David Yenzer, Grayson Nelson, Kyle Love, Bill Campbell, Kaytlynn Wethington, Katherine Brimager, Emily Novak, Sarah Wolfersberger and Adam Castle.

 

Research shows that organizations with the Top Workplace designation are known to attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are more equipped to deliver profitable results.

Thanks to all of our employees for making Premium a Top Workplace for the second year in a row. Cheers to continued family, partnership, creativity, integrity and eclipsing expectations!

 

 

We’d love for you to join the Premium family! Apply today! #WeArePremium

Jun

13

Introducing Premium’s new candidate experience.

Let’s face it, the job hunt is exhausting. And, once you’ve found ‘the one’, you’re faced with a boatload of obstacles: outdated systems, long applications, mandatory profile creation – the list goes on.

A recruiter will spend less than a minute reviewing a resume on average, yet the application process for many companies is complex, confusing and downright intimidating.

But not Premium’s.

We know how much effort candidates put into applying for jobs and how draining it can be. Candidates should be able to easily find the right opportunity, quickly apply and move through the process as seamlessly as possible.

That’s why with the launch of our new candidate experience in combination with a variety of entry points to apply, you can put your Premium career in the fast lane.

Instead of scaring top talent away, Premium strives to make the experience as convenient as possible through a variety of application avenues:

 

Our new careers site.
Brand-spanking new.

The experience is a whole new world. Enough of the long application processes and lack of flexibility. When applying to become a part of the Premium family, you’ve got options. Search for openings by zip code or even by specific keywords, then apply simply by uploading your resume, through your social profiles or even with no resume at all. And you don’t have to create a profile if you don’t want to – it’s up to you, as it should be.

 

Interview on the spot.
Easy peasy.

Skip the application process altogether by completing a virtual, on-demand interview. If you’re a fit, a recruiter will automatically link you to an opening and reach out to move forward.

Click here to complete an interview for merchandising positions.

Click here to complete an interview for sales and training positions.

 

Text us.
Strike up a convo.

Now you can apply in just a few texts. By texting the word Premium to 97211, Premium’s virtual recruiter Ari will send you some openings in your area. Just answer a few questions about what positions you’re looking for and where you’re located and Ari will send you the jobs right for you. You can also ask about Premium’s culture and much more.

Join our talent community.
Tell us what you’re looking for.

Nothing piquing your interest? Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll send you the jobs we think you might like. Alternatively, a recruiter will reach out to you directly about an opening that matches your interests and start the process.


 

Why join Premium?

When you join Premium, you become a part of a family. Despite our size, we have the beating heart of a small company with culture always top of mind. Our core beliefs of family, partnership, creativity, integrity and eclipsing expectations drive everything we do. That’s why, as a leader in the retail marketing industry, our clients believe in us to live up to the name Premium.

But that’s not all. Whether in the field or in one of our offices nationwide, you’ll represent brands you love – and some of the biggest in the world.

So join us, it’s easy. Click here to search job openings near you.

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Premium’s Culture Team further increases employee engagement, fosters a sense of community, and encourages transparency throughout the workplace.

Members bring fresh ideas and original viewpoints on the future of Premium culture. And, to foster diverse perspectives, new teams are peer-nominated every year. This year, we are 19 strong – representing nearly all departments and office locations throughout Premium.

These team members emulate Premium’s values every day and are enthusiastic about everything they do. So, we’re excited to see what this team accomplishes in the upcoming year!

Congratulations to the 2019 Culture Team: Christine Berry, Sherry Blankenhorn, Lesia Carter, Heather Didion, Leslie Ellington, Kris Harlow, Patrick Long, Eric Matthews, Dan Meehan, Dawn Meyer, Angie Morrison, Grayson Nelson, Emily Novak, Bob Pitzen, Samira Sodijan, Rebecca Storie, Melanie Thelen, Cary Tobey, and Sarah Wolfersberger.

Check out more about the Culture Team here.