GREEN BAY, Wis. — Excellence at work isn’t only an expectation for Schneider associates.
It’s a framework for them to succeed.
The Excellence@Work initiative is designed to encourage Schneider associates to “find a better way” to deliver continuously improving results – and it has led to the company being honored with the 2018 New North Workplace Excellence Award for the second time.
The award was presented by New North, an economic development agency covering 18 northeast Wisconsin counties, and Right Management, a leading global career and talent strategy firm. This is the 11th year the organizations have combined to award businesses for their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business results.
Schneider, a provider of transportation and logistics services, was the sole company to receive the award.
Earlier this year, Schneider welcomed New North judges on-site for a company tour and interview in which they learned firsthand about Schneider’s Excellence@Work framework.
The Excellence@Work initiative is designed to strengthen company culture, associate engagement and to encourage all Schneider associates to “find a better way” to deliver continuously improving results and rewarding work, according to Chris Lofgren, president and chief executive officer of Schneider.
The framework consists of lean, process automation and strategic sourcing solutions.
Lean: Lean maximizes value through associates’ commitment to continuous improvement and the reduction of waste. Through a brief training video, “Power of One,” all new associates learn how they can develop better ways to approach work. In addition, three other lean training courses are available to associates who seek to not only understand how they can impact their individual work, but to help others in the organization improve processes.
Process Automation: Process automation supports the business by automating existing everyday transactions and freeing up people to perform value-added work. Automation software such as Blue Prism enables Schneider associates to work with business units to reduce cost, enhance quality and accelerate enterprise processes by creating a virtual workforce.
Strategic Sourcing: Strategic sourcing supports deploying the right talent against the right work to drive results. This allows the organization to leverage a broad, flexible and productive workforce. Schneider has also developed an interactive tool to assist leaders in determining the best staffing solution for work that needs to be accomplished.
Beyond the Excellence@Work framework, Schneider’s career growth programs, leadership development opportunities and goal-setting practices set it apart from other organizations, Lofgren said.
“Our associates are the true winners of this award,” he said. “It is their continued commitment to Schneider’s success that makes this company a place where people come to have a career, not just a job.”
The Excellence@Work framework has allowed Schneider to engage associates in finding better ways to automate and accomplish work, Lofgren said, adding that is also encourages them to seek out and perform fulfilling work that results in associate development, engagement and superior business results.
For more information on working for a company committed to its people, visit www.schneiderjobs.com.