ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Domino's Pizza LLC's World Resource Center was once again named one of Michigan's "Cool Places to Work" by Crain's Detroit Business. Domino's initially received the designation in 2005. The award will be presented on Oct. 4 at the Emagine Theater and Lucky Strike Lanes.
The "Cool Places to Work" competition was established to honor companies that work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their programs, policies and practices in human resource management.
Part of what makes Domino's a "Cool Place to Work" is the friendly, fun environment encouraged before new team members even walk through the door. A Pizza Box Welcome Kit is delivered to new members' homes before their first day. The box is stuffed with Domino's goodies, information about the company and a warm welcoming message to show Domino's excitement about the addition of new faces. Of course, it also includes gift certificates for free pizza!
Other "cool" Domino's programs include: -- Domino's Days - designated bonus days off to extend summer holiday weekends so team members can spend more time with their families. -- Domino's Anniversary Day - On December 9, Domino's anniversary, team members celebrating five-year company milestones receive monetary awards and are honored with a special breakfast with the CEO and the company's leadership team. -- The Domino's Pizza Partners Foundation - completely funded by employee and franchise contributions, the Foundation has contributed over $5 million in 21 years to help team members in need due to accidents, illness, or other personal tragedies. -- Annual REPPY (Recognizing Exceptional People) Awards - annual recognition of exceptional team members nominated by their peers. Recipients receive a trophy, personalized video and stock options. -- Domino's Pizza Prep School - an intensive training program for office- based employees, during which they learn how to run a Domino's Pizza store. -- The "Laff Staff" - a volunteer group of Domino's employees who coordinate special events, from organizing parties for 500 to more simple events like a visit from an ice cream vendor on a hot August afternoon.
"We are excited to be named one of Michigan's coolest places to work once again," said Patti Wilmot, executive vice president of PeopleFirst at Domino's Pizza. "This recognition confirms that Domino's Pizza is dedicated to putting people first, by promoting a fun, productive environment where team members are recognized and appreciated for their contributions."
Selection was based both on employee nominations and on numerical scores on a survey created by Southfield-based American Society of Employers, a membership organization that collects workplace data and offers training in human resource issues. Points were awarded based on responses to individual questions. Total survey scores were then derived by totaling the weighted scores in eight categories.
About Domino's Pizza(R)
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino's is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "DPZ." Through its primarily franchised system, Domino's operates a network of 8,449 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and more than 55 countries. The Domino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of nearly $5.1 billion in 2006, comprised of $3.2 billion domestically and nearly $1.9 billion internationally. During the second quarter of 2007, the Domino's Pizza(R) brand had global retail sales of more than $1.2 billion, comprised of approximately $754.7 million domestically and approximately $492.5 million internationally. Domino's Pizza was named "Chain of the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry and is the "Official Pizza of NASCAR(R)." More information on the Company, in English and Spanish, can be found on the web at www.dominos.com.
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