Stop & Stor Bucks the Job Tenure Trend with More Than Half of its Employees Staying with the Company More Than 4 Years

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Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported just last week that the average job tenure was 4.6 years in January of this year, unchanged from the Department’s January 2012 figures, Stop & Stor is pleased to announce that over half of its employees have more than 4 plus years of service to the self storage company.

“Without trying to sound cliché, our employees are members of one family – the Stop & Stor family. Employees have direct access to the higher levels of management..." said Jeff Henick.

Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported just last week that the average job tenure was 4.6 years in January of this year, unchanged from the Department’s January 2012 figures, Stop & Stor is pleased to announce that over half of its employees have more than 4 plus years of service to the self storage company.

Having just recently celebrated 25 years in business (in the fall of last year), Stop & Stor celebrates this milestone by also noting that 16 employees have 10 or more years of employment with the company. Seven Facility Managers, four Corporate Office and upper management employees, three Customer Service Representatives, and two Maintenance staff members, have served Stop & Stor’s customers ranging from 10 to 23 years. The longest serving employee (a non-owner) is the company’s District Manager, Richie DiFilippo, who has been employed with Stop & Stor for 23 years.

Jeff Henick, one of Stop and Stor’s owners and its first employee, credits the company’s philosophy with respect to the treatment of their employees, as one of the most important ingredients for employee loyalty and longevity.

“Without trying to sound cliché, our employees are members of one family – the Stop & Stor family. Employees have direct access to the higher levels of management through frequent interaction during regular management meetings, company participation in local community events, and through company recognition celebrations such as during the holidays, for example,” said Jeff Henick.

With 69 employees and four owners, Stop & Stor has some unique practices which they attribute to employee retention such as the purchasing of the company uniforms for each employee, donating of tickets to events and museums for use by employees and their families, and the ability to interact with all management levels of the company through the collective participation in community and charitable events under the Stop & Stor banner. For example, Stop & Stor participates in local community events such as the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk, New Eyes for the Needy Eyeglass Collection Drive, volunteering at the 6th Annual Staten Island Tri/Duathlon to Benefit Police Officer Rocco Laurie Scholarship Fund, and participating in the Step for a Cure 5K Run and Walk to support Michael’s Cause fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

About Stop & Stor:

More than two decades ago, two families (the Henick and Simon families) in the real estate business sensed a need in our community. Twenty-five years later their business acumen and commitment to providing a necessary and affordable self-storage service in the NYC area has enabled them to grow a business with over 70 employees, 15 locations, and all anchored on Staten Island through its corporate offices located in Willowbrook. Although Stop & Stor’s roots are in Staten Island, it has branched out and now has facilities in all of New York City’s boroughs with the exception of Manhattan.

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