Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ensuring Internal and External Pay Equity

By |2019-09-09T15:13:13+00:00April 26th, 2018|Build Workplace Culture|

Many co-ops using policy governance have an Ends policy requiring staff compensation that is both internally and externally equitable. However without diligent attention, pay scales and what individual staff end up making can get out of whack over time. Below are a few tips to keep you in compliance. Compensation market study. Make sure you are staying up-to-date on what the external market is [...]

Customers – The Heart of the Co-op

By |2019-09-09T15:12:13+00:00April 10th, 2018|Cooperative Cafe, Cultivate Your Community, Develop Your Leaders|

Essential viewing for any cooperator wanting to stay on top of the latest efforts being made by National Co+op Grocers (NCG) to drive the food co-op sector forward with strength and sustainability.  Dave Olson, Co-op Development Director with NCG, shares the 2018 vision, which focuses on being great grocers, and focusing intently on not just customer service, but the Customer Experience.  Watch at an [...]

Inspiring a Generation of Cooperators — Marilyn Scholl Inducted into Cooperative Hall of Fame

By |2019-09-09T15:09:19+00:00April 9th, 2018|Develop Your Leaders|

In a world where individualism is often romanticized, there are still some who never doubt that groups of people can be mobilized for the common good. They know that when given the opportunity, most people want to do their part. The great leaders cultivate a belief in everyone’s capacity to contribute to a vision and get things done. Marilyn Scholl is one of those [...]

Marilyn Scholl’s Career Impact

By |2019-09-09T16:20:59+00:00April 9th, 2018|Develop Your Leaders|

Marilyn Scholl has inspired a whole generation of cooperators. Here’s what those who have worked with Marilyn have to say about her personal and professional impact on people and co-ops. Marilyn has been an inspiration, mentor and friend for as long as I can recall. Her commitment to food co-ops and especially the people of co-ops is unwavering, calling us all to become better [...]

Sustaining a Thriving Community for Over 70+ Years

By |2019-09-09T14:59:48+00:00April 9th, 2018|Cultivate Your Community|

Putney Food Co-op Putney, VT Year founded: 1941 Member investment: $75 Number of members: 1,700 Number of employees: 40 Retail square feet: 2,800 The Putney Food Co-op in Putney, Vermont has long been an example of how to serve a small community well with a small store. What it lacks in square footage, it has made up for in exemplary customer service and well-curated [...]