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Energy cooperative convenes Best Place to Work committee

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When Flint Energies President Bob Ray Jr. wanted to move his Georgia electric cooperative closer to becoming eligible for some of the “best companies” lists, he turned the task over to his 200 employees.

He identified an “emerging leader” within the ranks to chair and appoint a 10-employee Best Place to Work Committee. The group was asked to come up with ways to make Flint Energies more employee-friendly, and to keep them coming until they ran out of ideas.

In return, Ray promised to consider and respond to every request so employee concerns would not go unanswered.

The first group, which convened in 2005, met regularly for two years before running out of ideas, and the second group also met for two years. A third group has just formed.

So far, the committees have won approval for a four-day workweek, although not every employee is eligible—a point the groups are still pushing—and a “Family Four” program that adds four hours a year of paid time off for attending school plays, visiting grandparents or spending time with family.

Ray says the committee has helped him build trust between employees and managers.


Contact:
Bob Ray Jr., at (478) 847-3415.

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