User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


59° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Face It Together Helps Local Company

September 17, 2012, 6:03 PM by Brady Mallory

Face It Together Helps Local Company
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

It takes teamwork for employees to create product excellence.  The same can be said for a company to maintain excellent employees.  When it comes to struggles with drugs and alcohol, a Sioux Falls company and its employees are facing it together.

"We're attacking this head-on.  We're doing something no other city is doing," Human Resources Director for Orion Food Systems Justin Rey said.

That means trying to eliminate the stigma that comes with struggling with alcohol and drugs. Orion Food Systems, maker of Hot Stuff Pizza, teamed up with Face It Together to offer its more than 300 employees access to treatment and counseling options, but also much more. Rey said employees need to know they are not alone.

"We're not just looking for people to weed them out or do those things.  We really want to help them," Rey said.

Rey cannot pick a dollar amount, but said using Face It Together has helped the company save a lot of money in health insurance costs and missed days of work.  Rey realized how much the program is worth when a certain employee came forward.

"Just talking with that individual and seeing how from the first conversation I had with him, how scared they were that they were going to lose their job.  That they were going to get fired.  The multiple conversations it took to reassure, 'Hey, we will take care of you.  We are standing behind you,'" Rey said.

With that kind of support, Rey hopes Orion helps make the road to recovery a little easier.

"And verbally tell every employee that, 'It is ok; you can come forward,'" Rey said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Man Shoots Gun At Car After Intentional Crash

3/28/2015 9:36 PM

A man fired a gun at another car in Sioux Falls Saturday afternoon. The shooting comes after an alleged fight involving the same suspects.

Full Story
Fire Closes Highway North Of Brandon

3/26/2015 9:27 AM

Law enforcement has closed a highway that runs through Corson because of a fire.

Full Story
Huron Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash

3/28/2015 2:54 PM

A crash northeast of Huron killed a man sometime between 3 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Full Story
Backpack Stolen At Gunpoint Inside Marion Road Apartment

3/30/2015 11:13 AM

At approximately 2:30 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery at 3507 S. Marion Rd. Officer Sam Clemens said the four men were let into the apartme...

Full Story
Baby Books Rental Car, Family Denied Refund

3/31/2015 11:28 AM

A Minnesota family can’t believe how a well-known company reacted after their baby made a costly computer mistake.

Full Story | Watch


Events