Our most essential assets: our people

House of Raeford employees are not long-distance commuters or workers in some far-off country. Instead, they’re our friends and neighbors, part of the very same communities as our company’s owners and managers. Treating them fairly, with benefits and programs designed to enhance their welfare and well-being, is our absolute responsibility—and we fulfill it in many ways, including:

Wages that are competitive within the communities in which we operate.

Comprehensive benefits package that includes savings plans, affordable health care insurance with some of the lowest premiums in the industry, and short-term disability insurance. In addition, because we promote from within wherever possible, there’s lots of room for advancement.

Scholarship opportunities for college or vocational school, open to the children or dependent grandchildren of all employees, as well as local music scholarships. Learn more.

Open-door communications demonstrated in part by our ShareLine, which is staffed by outside personnel, to enable employees or others to confidentially express concerns or offer suggestions.

Corporate chaplains who bring a deeply personal offering of care to the workplace. Employees who need help with a personal, work-related, family, or financial issue can schedule a care session at work or can call a chaplain any time, day or night, in a crisis. All chaplains are specially trained and work with people of all religious backgrounds.

Culture of safety as evidenced by ongoing efforts to maintain a work environment that’s safe, healthy, and accident-free.

That means striving to eliminate recognized hazards from the workplace. Complying with strict safety and health guidelines. Conducting ongoing safety training and continuing education programs. Inspecting the facilities daily, weekly, and monthly. Making sure that each and every plant has a safety director, a personal protective equipment plan, and a HAZMAT emergency response team.

And it means adhering to the safety regulations of governmental agencies including OSHA, EPA, Air Quality Control, Homeland Security, and local fire marshals.

Fair and legal hiring practices, ensured by on-going training for our human resources professionals and strict internal company policies. House of Raeford ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Comprehensive training to ensure employees are well versed in the operation of new equipment, the technical aspects of their work, environmental issues, ethics—even effective ways in interacting with co-workers.

Bedrock values that are delineated in our corporate Code of Conduct. Employee conduct must be consistent with our company’s expectations for treating each other with dignity and respect and without discrimination or harassment.

There’s always more that can be done, of course, and we’re working hard to find areas that may need improvement. We may own buildings and machinery and equipment, but we have no asset more important than the people who make House of Raeford their work home.

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