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STORIS Receives ‘Outstanding Employer’ Award from NJBIA

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Article Summary: Award is presented annually to a company that has demonstrated a creative and forward-looking approach to managing their human resources.

STORIS, a leading supplier of Retail Solutions and Services, announced that it has recently received NJBIA’s (New Jersey Business & Industry Association) Award as ‘Outstanding Employer’ for 2012. This prestigious award is presented annually to a company that has demonstrated a creative and forward-looking approach to managing their human resources.

STORIS focuses on creating a positive and fun work environment where talent thrives and employees embrace the responsibility of making a difference to STORIS’ products and services. The company’s culture is cultivated through a variety of programs that focus on Employee Development, Achievement Recognition, Work/Life Balance, and a fun but productive workplace. STORIS offers telecommuting options, flexible work schedules, onsite medical screening and a corporate gym membership. In the summer, the company’s annual “Olympics” has proven to be a fun and competitive teambuilding event. These and other programs throughout the year result in STORIS maintaining a very low turnover rate with its staff and an average tenure in excess of 9 years. STORIS’ workforce has grown by over 30% since 2008.

“We are honored to be recognized by the NJBIA in this way. Our employees are our most valuable resource and they deserve a great work environment. While we are not perfect, we are dedicated to continuously improving our workplace. Often, it’s as simple as listening and reacting to communications we receive from our staff. In addition, we try to think outside the box and initiate programs and activities that we believe will contribute to making STORIS a great place to work. In the end, our customers benefit because they are interacting with a highly motivated and skilled group of people who love what they do,” states Doug Culmone, Chief Operating Officer at STORIS.

Due to changing demographics, growing competition and advancing technology, employers today are faced with enormous challenges in managing their human resources. The ‘Outstanding Employer’ award is presented to a company who serves as a model for other companies in meeting those challenges. These activities include providing workplace safety programs, helping employees improve their skills and advance their careers, dealing creatively with changes relating to an increasingly diverse workforce and creating innovative benefits programs and support services for their workers.

Since 1984, NJBIA annually has honored a select group of its members with various Awards for Excellence. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, who volunteer their time to conduct the judging. This year’s judging panel was comprised of individuals from SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and representatives from NJBIA member companies. Mercadien P.C., Certified Public Accountants of Princeton, verified the information supplied by the winning applicants.

About STORIS: STORIS is the leading provider of fully integrated, cross-channel, retail software solutions for Furniture, Bedding, Appliance and Electronics retailers. For over 20 years retailers of ALL sizes worldwide have relied on STORIS to deliver the technology so they may outperform their competition. For more information visit www.storis.com.

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