Being a member of The Warehouse team comes with many benefits and rewards, one of which is our annual conference night. The Warehouse holds a conference for each region; 11 conferences in total around the country are held to recognise our teams and say thank you for their effort and commitment to our business. Permanent team members who work an average 15 hours or more a week and their partners are invited to attend. The Warehouse conference is a guaranteed fun night out, each with their own theme, lots of entertainment and guest MC’s. It is a night of celebration which includes dinner, drinks, awards, dancing and of course plenty of laughs. We also have awards where we recognise our team’s members who have gone above and beyond and those who have committed their careers to The Warehouse. Our awards include: long service recognition for those who have spent 5, 10, 15 or 20 years with The Warehouse, Love Your Customer and the extra miler award. One team member from each store is awarded Employee of the Year followed by awards for the region’s outstanding Team Leader, Assistant Manager and Store Manager.
Region 9 recently had their conference which was ‘Hollywood Glamour’ themed. Kaitlin, a team member of the Silverdale store, says that the conference is a really important night for everyone because “they provide recognition for long service and outstanding team members. It means we can all celebrate our achievements as a store and we get to interact with other stores which we don’t often get to do.” Kaitlin explains that the conference is a highlight for many team members and there is a lot of excitement in the store during the lead up to the night. “My favourite part is the quiz and the store skits. They add some fun to the night, and it’s interesting to see what every store comes up with!”
Trevor Smith is Regional Manager and conference representative for Region 6. With a Rockabilly theme, 565 people attended the event, and Trevor told us “I enjoy organising such a fun event and love seeing it come together. My favourite thing about the night is seeing the team come together to celebrate and the thanks that their partners receive” When talking to his friends and family about the conference, he says “The Warehouse is a great company I work for, particularly because they invite our partners to attend conference with us and always thank them for their support.”
The Warehouse conference is a great way to recognise our teams around New Zealand and say thank you for their commitment to our business. This is just one of the great benefits of working at The Warehouse.