A Family Recipe for Success

Kevin Stickles Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Peggy Riley, Director, Employee Communications


Thur., May 25, 2017 from 8:45am – 9:45am

Kevin Stickles Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Wegmans Family Markets

In 2016, Wegmans Food Markets celebrated 100 years as a family-owned business with a long standing tradition and reputation as a Great Place to Work®-Certified™ company. Since 1916, the company was founded on a belief that it could only achieve its goals if it first fulfilled the needs of its people. This employee-first philosophy was the hallmark of their late chairman, Robert B Wegman and continues to be the cornerstone of Wegmans’ success as the third and fourth generations of the Wegman family lead the employee team of nearly 50,000 with a shared set of values and common mission. Wegmans has been named on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list since it started in 1998. They have ranked in the top 10 thirteen times and ranked #1 in 2005.

Join Senior Vice President, Human Resources Kevin Stickles and Director of Employee Communications, Peggy Riley for an inside look on how the foundational principles put forth by the Wegman family have fostered high employee engagement and retention through an entire century of change and innovation. They will discuss the important intersection between Wegmans’ mission and values and how the Great Place to Work® methodology has accelerated their culture initiatives, maintaining Wegmans' status as a great place to work and great place to shop.

Three key learning objectives:

  • Understand strategies for linking Great Place to Work's model focusing on high-trust to your organization’s mission and core values
  • Discuss ways for deep-rooting company culture across diverse populations and many geographic locations (especially for retail and customer service employees)
  • Learn Best Practices and potential pitfalls on the journey towards building a great workplace