The Wills Group Earns Great Place to Work Certification™
LA PLATA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Wills Group, including its family of businesses, Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels, is proud to announce today that it has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work® as one of the nation’s top employers in 2022.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation. This prestigious award is based solely on what current employees say about their experience working for their employer. This year, 82 percent of Wills Group survey respondents said the company is a great place to work, compared to a 57 percent survey response in a typical U.S.-based company.
“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that the Wills Group is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
81 percent of survey respondents also agreed that the Wills Group has special and unique benefits, with 88 percent agreeing that they were made to feel welcome upon joining the company, and 90 percent noted feeling good about how the organization contributes to the community through its signature Community Engagement Program initiatives: Ending Childhood Hunger and Enhancing Outdoor Spaces.
“We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™, as employee engagement is a top priority at the Wills Group,” said Blackie Wills, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Wills Group. “It reflects how we continue to invest in building a great culture, providing rich benefits, and instilling a sense of purpose that our employees and communities can embrace. That purpose being keeping Lives in Motion.”
According to Great Place to Work research, individuals looking for a job are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified™ workplace. Employees at Certified workplaces are also 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.
“Our Wills Group, Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels teams come to work for more than just a paycheck,” said Mark Oliver, Executive Vice President, Talent and People Operations with the Wills Group. “They tell us that they are here to learn, make contributions, and make an impact.”
The Wills Group employee benefits and rewards program includes college tuition reimbursement options and reimbursement for earning a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED). The company also offers one of the most generous 401k programs in their industry and comprehensive health insurance, maternity, and paternity leave. It now also offers pet insurance to all eligible employees. The Wills Group has also reinvested in its all-new headquarters located in La Plata, Maryland, to provide employees with an engaging and collaborative environment that offers the tools they need to be productive.
To learn more about career opportunities with the Wills Group, please visit willsgroup.com/careers.
About the Wills Group, Inc.
Headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, the Wills Group has 277 retail locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels. A family-owned company since 1926 with expertise in convenience retailing, fuels marketing, and commercial real estate, the Wills Group prides itself on keeping customers, employees, and communities’ Lives in Motion. For more information about the Wills Group, visit willsgroup.com.
About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces in the U.S. and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All.™
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