This is the sixth year in a row that Nicholas & Co. has earned this honor officially designating it as one of Utah's best places to work. The award recognizes companies that are successful in creating exceptional workplaces and businesses that address employee work/life needs such as family-friendly programs and/or policies including topics such as child care, elder care, flexible scheduling, community involvement or any other means of providing support and resources to their employees.
According to Peter Mouskondis, president, "We are committed to providing employees with a workplace environment that nurtures future opportunity for themselves and their families. Our work/life practices are not merely singular events or procedures; rather they represent the heart of our culture and our continuing philosophical foundation of operating our business."
A primary reason contributing to the recognition is that Nicholas & Co., values its employees and their input, the company said in a statement. Regular feedback sessions afford employees the opportunity to voice their concerns and needs. Nicholas & Co responds in turn, through strategic processes, planning, and emphasis in its work/life practices, which has benefited the company greatly in terms of recruiting, retention, productivity, sales growth, morale and service to its customers.
Nicholas & Co., the 18th largest distributorship in the country, according to the 2007 ID Top 50 Report, is a member of Independent Marketing Alliance, International Foodservice Distributors Association, Distribution Market Advantage and Markon.