WASHINGTON, – 2016-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Washington Post announced on Thursday the rankings of its annual ‘Top Workplaces’ in Washington, D.C. list, ranking the National Retail Federation 23rd; NRF ranked higher than several other industry associations in Washington. The Washington Post asked employees to evaluate their employers on a host of factors, including quality of leadership, pay and benefit practices and work-life balance.
“We are thrilled to be recognized again for the collaborative workplace culture and environment that we foster at NRF,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “The NRF leadership works hard to create a workplace that uniquely supports our staff on many levels to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, while providing quality service to our membership.”
“It’s an honor to be included in the ‘Top Workplace’ list for the second year in a row, and we hope to make the list for many years to come,” Shay said.
NRF employees who filled out the workplace survey commented on a wide range of benefits that NRF provides throughout the year, including a generous 401k matching program, a company-sponsored softball team, a free personal trainer and nutritionist, yoga classes, free gourmet coffee and soft drinks, and weekly fresh fruit delivery. Additionally, employees praise “free Fridays in August,” which gives staff the opportunity to take two Fridays in August as vacation days without having to subtract from their annual allowance, and workplace flexibility.
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com
- NRF ranked 23rd at The Washington Post’s ‘Top Workplaces’ in Washington, D.C. list