Category: Press Release

Oct

5

 

We’re proud to announce Premium Canada’s Great Place to Work® certification – awarded after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

Great Place to Work® partners with organizations to increase profitability and competitive power by developing high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures and leaders. Data shows that organizations with high-trust cultures consistently outperform their competitors and the market as a whole.

As a three-time Top Workplaces ­– St. Louis winner, the Great Place to Work – Canada certification further validates the emphasis Premium places on the employee experience across North America.

Our Culture Team was established in December 2016 with the goal of increasing employee engagement, encouraging transparency throughout the workplace and giving back to the community.

 

Last year, 20 Premium Canada team members joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to renovate a home for a family in need.

 

The Culture Team strives to embody diverse perspectives and opinions. Its members are peer-nominated, rotate annually and represent varied Premium functions and geographies. In 2019, we doubled the team’s size to assist in growing connections between team members across all levels, functions, and locations.

Thank you to all our Canadian team members for making Premium a Great Place to Work! #WeArePremium

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Join our Premium Canada family. Apply today! #PremiumCareers

 

Sep

15

 

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are a place where teens from disinvested communities develop critical skills and engage with the latest technology to explore their interests in programming, film-making and music production, graphic design, and robotics.

Across the country, many young people lack access to tech tools, training, and mentorship that can unlock a brighter future. Each Best Buy Teen Tech Center location works with its partners and local community members to bridge the digital divide through tech education, relationships that help to build confidence, and a foundation for school and career success.

Premium Retail Services is the first Best Buy partner to co-sponsor multiple Teen Tech Centers. Premium first partnered with Best Buy to open a Teen Tech Center at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club in St. Louis in February 2019. In 2021, Best Buy and Premium will partner to open another Center in Orlando, Florida.

Today, Premium is pleased to announce our commitment to partner with Best Buy to open five additional Teen Tech Centers around the United States. This additional $1MM pledge brings Premium’s total commitment to $1.4MM and 7 Teen Tech Centers across the country.

The exact locations of these five new Teen Tech Centers will be announced at a later date.

 

Jul

30

 

It’s a three-peat! We are proud to announce Premium has been recognized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a Top Workplace for the third year in a row.

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.

Our three-time Top Workplaces win validates the emphasis Premium places on the employee experience.

 

Premium Culture.

Premium established our Culture Team in December 2016 with the goal of increasing employee engagement, encouraging transparency throughout the workplace and giving back to the community.

In 2019, we doubled the team’s size to assist in growing connections between team members across all levels, functions, and locations.

 

Premium’s 2020 Culture Team.

 

The Culture Team leverages employee feedback as we plan future activities. In early 2020, the Culture Team deployed Premium’s first-ever engagement survey to the entire company. Our goal was to identify global wins, opportunities and solicit ideas to make work better for our teams.

We heard from over 2,000 employees – 84% were those who work in retail stores and 10% came from field managers and corporate employees. Based on the results, we’ve renewed our focus on employee learning and development, as well as enhancing the new hire onboarding experience as Premium continues to grow.

 

Several common threads rose to the top when we asked Premium employees what they liked about working for Premium.

 

Team member recognition.

In August 2020, we rolled out our field recognition program called Premium Proud. This brand-new program identifies and rewards top-performing field team members. Premium Proud is a way for all of Premium to witness our field team’s wins, even when they’re tackling projects solo. Created and developed by Premium’s Culture Team, we encourage nominations year-round and identify $250 winners quarterly.

 

 

 

 

New benefits.

Also new in 2020, Premium has partnered with Hooray Health to provide our part-time team members with excellent employee benefits with economical options for them and their families. Our new health benefit options eliminate high costs and hidden fees associated with care.

 

 

 

 

Accessible leadership.

Each quarter, we host livestream interviews with company leaders called Premium Now. During these livestreams, we ask Premium team leads questions about key industry trends, best practices, a day in the life, and more.

Premium CEOs Brian and Kevin Travers have been featured guests on Premium Now multiple times. They’ve committed to transparency, and have covered the state of the business, wins and challenges in our virtual town halls.

CEOs Brian and Kevin Travers joined Director of Marketing Sarah Pitkin Styers to discuss the new age of retail, execution after COVID, state of the company and more at our Mid-Year Town Hall.

 

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.

Cheers to three years as a Top Workplace – thanks to all of our employees for bringing Premium’s culture to life every day!

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