The National Business Research Institute (NBRI) is pleased to confer the distinction of Employee Excellence upon Big Y and welcome this organization to the NBRI Circle of Excellence.
The NBRI Circle of Excellence Award recognizes organizations that place a high value on employee engagement. These organizations demonstrate their dedication by conducting best in class survey research with NBRI and taking action based upon the results. NBRI commends the leadership of these organizations for their commitment to the Continuous Improvement Process and recognizes their achievements with the Circle of Excellence Award.
To qualify for this honor, the organization must score at or above Stretch Performance at the 75th benchmarking percentile when measured against their industry, or the organization must improve 5 or more benchmarking percentiles in total company score over the previous research study.
“This award is a result of Big Y’s dedication to measuring and improving their Employee Engagement,” said Dr. Jan G. West, Ph.D., CEO & Organizational Psychologist at NBRI. “Employee Engagement drives Financial Performance.” Big Y feels the blending of many recognition programs, communication across the entire organization, training opportunities, sharing knowledge and having a culture of caring leads to overall engagement.
NBRI conducts Employee, Customer, and Market Research for businesses, and uses this data to help organizations leverage these human factors to make improvements to operations and strategy. With its extensive experience across all industries, NBRI’s research teams bring their clients a combination of deep industry knowledge and expert advice. NBRI’s mission is to help their Clients set new standards of excellence in their industries, and their product offerings, such as Root Cause Analysis, ensures their clients will focus on the most impactful issues.
About Big Y
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 77 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 70 supermarkets, 39 pharmacies, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 5 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y”.
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