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Sleep Country USA Named “Best Place to Work” in Idaho
Annual Award Honors Company’s Chosen by their Employees for Exceptional Performance
Seattle – April 17, 2014 – Sleep Country USA today announced that it has been named a “Best Places to Work” in Idaho. The Best Places to Work in Idaho award is a collaboration between the Idaho Business Review and POPULUS® to identify and announce the region’s top companies, as chosen by their employees, who have demonstrated exceptional performance in areas of:
- Compensation and benefits
- Employee growth and development
- Work-life balance
- Workplace environment
- Company management
Sleep Country USA’s above-and-beyond employee benefits include enabling employees to be part of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) where they actively share in the financial success of the company. A comprehensive, paid three-week training program that uses innovative training techniques, enactments and testing ensures new employees will be successful in their position within the company. And, Sleep Country’s commitment to its community is pervasive with employees playing an integral role in its Foster Kids program donation drives and 16 paid hours for volunteering each year.
“To me, my fellow sales associates feel more like family than just co-workers - that’s HUGE! I always look forward to coming in because of how supportive my sales environment is,” said James, a sales representative in Meridian. “Great attitudes and a team mentality have made a positive impact on Sleep Country’s culture and environment, and the fact that everyone wants to see you succeed makes all the difference.”
To participate in the award, employees are surveyed by POPULUS, an independent marketing and HR research organization. Employee responses are tabulated and combined to create an Index of Excellence for each of the five dimensions of employee satisfaction, which is then used to select winners and rank the Top 10 organizations in each category. To be considered for an award, each organization must achieve a sufficient level of completed surveys. Winners are recognized based on their size in one of three categories: micro, small and large organizations.
“We are proud to be recognized by our employee-owners for our efforts to create a great place to work,” said Gina Davis, Director of Branding at Sleep Country USA. “Founded on the principle that success is not the bottom line and that people matter, this growth came largely from ensuring we provide remarkable customer service and maintaining our commitment to an employee-focused work environment.”
About Sleep Country USA
Sleep Country USA is the No. 1 bedding specialist in the Northwest, with more than 80 mattress stores throughout the region. Founded in 1991, Sleep Country USA features top-quality, brand name mattresses from Simmons®, Beautyrest®, Sealy®, Posturepedic®, Tempur-Pedic®, Stearns & Foster®, and Serta iComfort®, as well as premium adjustable beds, futons, and wood and metal accent beds. The company emphasizes customer service and satisfaction with its Money Back Comfort Guarantee and Free Red Carpet Delivery Service. Sleep Country USA’s award-winning Sleep Country Foster Kids program actively contributes to its communities through ongoing donation drives and fundraising events that benefit the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster children. For more information about Sleep Country USA or the Sleep Country Foster Kids program, please visit www.sleepcountry.com or call 1-888-88-SLEEP.
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