March 1, 2022
DBusiness Corporate Culture Awards recognize metro Detroit’s best places to work with a one-of-a-kind awards program for small, medium and large companies in the area. DBusiness has partnered with Data Joe to survey thousands of employees on a number of important workplace topics. The results of this survey determine our finalists in several categories, whom will later be recognized in DBusiness magazine and awarded at a celebratory event.
“Emagine Entertainment in Troy, with 650 employees – and the largest organization taking part in the survey – scored well in the Gratitude category.
‘We show our gratitude in various ways,’ says Shelby Langenstein, Chief People Officer at Emagine. She says the company recognizes employees of the month; presents on-the-spot rewards from senior leaders, who hand out gift cards to high performers; sponsors holiday parties and bonuses; and celebrates birthdays and anniversaries. It has a Senior Leadership Incentive Program for theater general managers, which incentivizes the GMs to align business goals with building operations and financially rewards them for doing so.
‘Beyond all of these programs, I think the most important aspect of what we do at Emagine is take care of our employees.’ Langenstein says. “A prime example of this is when our business was completely shuttered in 2020 and we were forced to lay off over 90 percent of our staff. Even though our hands were forced in the layoffs, we continued to pay health insurance for anyone who was laid off, covering the entirely of their benefits while they were laid off.
‘Since our inception, we knew that if we took care of our team, our team would take care of our guests and that’s the heart of our business.'”
Read more about the DBusiness Top Corporate Culture Awards 2022 in the March-April 2022 issue.