Posted on May 8th 2015
Last night, Romp n’ Roll was honored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Richmond Society for Human Resources Management for having one of the “Top Workplaces” in Richmond. Employees, from the nominated employers, completed a short survey about their workplace. Employers scoring the highest locally, and meeting national benchmarks made the “Top Workplace” list!
We were incredibly honored to receive this recognition. At Romp n’ Roll, our people truly are our product. I often say that we can have the best facility design in the business (and we do), we can have the best curriculum (and we do), and we can have the best operating systems (and we do), but without the best people to bring it all to life, we are nothing. Building a great work culture is hard work to be sure, and this is a constant work in progress for us. What is most important to us in maintaining a good culture (which is what leads to a good workplace environment,) is that we ensure that all team members match our Core Values. At Romp n’ Roll, our core values are to be:
- An Effective Communicator
It’s great to receive the public recognition. We are also fortunate to receive positive feedback from our members on a regular basis. In fact, our member surveys track the words most often used in survey responses and it’s always exciting to see “staff,” “professionalism,” “friendly,” and “knowledgeable,” used as often as raves about our “services,” “facility,” and “location.” We are so grateful to our staff for how they live the Romp n’ Roll values every day. Our people are everything!
Thanks again to the organizers for recognizing the Romp n’ Roll workplace. We will continue to work every day to live up to that honor!
Michael Barnett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Romp n' Roll. In addition to leading the Romp n' Roll management team, Michael is an active member of the International Franchise Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and serves on the Board of Directors for Connor's Heroes and Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He and his wife, Babz, were featured on the first season of ABC-TV's Shark Tank.