Shapiro & Duncan has been recognized by The CEO Report during their 2018 annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C. for its dedication to cultivating and developing a culture in a collaborative fashion. The award ceremony championed companies who work harmoniously with employees to develop a positive and productive work environment.
Shapiro & Duncan’s corporate culture is driven by a commitment to superior performance. Five corporate values drive its mission: Our People Perform; Our People do the Right Thing; Our People Take Pride in Their Work; Our People Drive Innovation and Our People Serve the Community. Our people are the center of what we do, and how we treat them is critical. We value our employees’ contributions and foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
“At Shapiro & Duncan education and training isn’t just important, it’s vital. In-house training and courses offered by outside organizations assist employees with their career development and it leads to an increase in their performance. The company’s education and training initiatives affect employees’ productivity in a very positive way,” said Jesus Yactayo, senior human resources generalist at Shapiro & Duncan.
This year, Shapiro & Duncan has a record number of 66 apprenticeships enrolled and has 13 employees taking advantage of our tuition reimbursement program.
Shapiro & Duncan fosters a collaborative environment filled with community service days, team building, networking events, friendly competitions, lunch with owners/managers, happy hours, employee discounts, sporting events, annual holiday parties and summer picnics. As a family business, the company promotes work/life balance, team member wellness, social engagement, and community service. Employees are rewarded for years of service and exceptional performance through bonuses, incentives and their “Employee of the Month” recognition program.
“They treat their people as associates, not just employees. They have family functions and work functions to create a culture of teamwork unparalleled in our industry,” said Jeff Kogok, CEO of Kogok.
All of these elements combined make for a company culture that helps keep retention rate so high: 36 percent of employees have been with the company for over ten years; and 21 percent have been with the company more than five years.
“As we continue to move towards the future, our focus is going to remain on “Our People”. This ensures that we continue to provide a quality service, and maintain satisfied clients while helping our employees reach their full potential,” said Sheldon Shapiro, CEO of Shapiro & Duncan.