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.
As a Senior Warehouse Supervisor at Jabil Huangpu, Ken Bao plays a crucial role in the daily manufacturing operations of the site. His role ensures that materials are received and stored properly and that finished products are packaged and shipped accordingly to customer specifications. “A well-organized and functional warehouse is essential for controlling inventory levels for product ramps and ultimately keeping our customers happy,” says Ken. “I also strive to provide a safe working environment for my co-workers at all times.”
While Ken has only been at Jabil for a year, he’s embraced Jabil’s culture by challenging himself and others to provide more value through the strengthening of their existing skills and continuous learning. “By challenging yourself and others, you’re able to achieve goals you didn’t think were possible,” adds Ken. “We have an excellent warehouse team — we respect one another which leads to a more cohesive team.”
Ken is active in the various clubs and activities offered at the Huangpu site. This allows him to connect with fellow employees and discover new interests that always sparked his curiosity. One activity that he’s passionate about is badminton, one of China’s most popular sports. “Playing badminton on the professional courts provided by Jabil is great physical exercise and strengthens teamwork,” says Ken. “Living a healthy and active life is important to me.” In addition, the photography club has helped him improve his skills which he uses to capture special moments with his friends and family.
Outside of Jabil, Ken enjoys traveling around Huangpu and eating local Hunan cuisine which is known for its hot spicy flavor, fresh ingredients and vivid color. He also likes watching movies and spending time with family.
In life, Ken holds himself to a high standard both personally and professionally. One of his favorite quotes comes from Albert Einstein, “Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to be a man of value.”