The foundation of Jabil’s Respect. Recognize. Reward. program is built on a respectful work environment where everyone is empowered to contribute to the success of the company. The program’s goal is to discover, highlight and share employees’ superior performance and their commitment to helping others.
Employee recognition has always been an integral part of Jabil’s culture and, following our belief in empowerment, each site designed its local recognition program to fit its unique culture. When the Respect. Recognize. Reward. program was developed in 2010, it was critical that sites continue to run its local programs while at the same time, giving them the ability to submit exceptional employees for global recognition. This structure has resulted in hundreds of Jabil employees, from all departments, locations and functions, to be recognized and celebrated each quarter. Employees’ actions and results vary, but their contributions all support Jabil’s Guiding Principles.
When Bjorn Nyqvist enters a room his charismatic and energetic spirit instantly captures everyone’s attention. As the Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator at Jabil’s Venray, Netherlands site, Bjorn’s makes a lasting impression through his compassion, helpfulness, and how he treats everyone with respect.
At 35, this former Dutch Military Academy graduate’s thirst for adventure and discovery has lead him around the globe to explore new cultures, people and the wild. His travels have brought him to Iceland, Norway, Jordan, and Aruba just to name a few. “Still on my list, the rest of the world,” says an exuberant Bjorn.
And by his side, a GoPro camera captures it all.
“Our world has such an incredible amount to offer - reliving life experiences allows you to remember where you’ve been and memories you’ve made,” said Bjorn. “It goes with me everywhere; scuba diving, snowboarding backcountry terrain, bicycling and friendly gatherings.”
On weekdays outside of work, Bjorn enjoys swimming, playing beach volleyball and tennis with colleagues and spending time with his 16 month-old nephew.
“I cherish these moments as a first time Uncle,” said Bjorn. “It puts everything in perspective that life is such a fragile thing."
To release the stresses of daily life, a few times a year Bjorn and some friends celebrate ‘Shameless Saturday’ which finds themselves dressed up in funky outfits hitting local pubs and garnering lots of attention.
“You can’t take life too seriously, it’s fun to see people’s reactions, laughter, and smiles,” says Bjorn. “A smile can make all the difference.”