Hermès Closed All Its US Stores For 3 Days So Its Employees Could Attend A 'Family Reunion'

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Hermès may have just won itself the “employer of the year award.”The French luxury retailer shuttered all 24 of its U.S. retail stores for three days last week so it could fly its employees, all 515 of them, to a “family reunion” at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, NJ, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

Not only were there motivational speakers and ice breakers, there was also an ar project.

According to WWD, every employee was asked to decorate a white 90-inch-by-90-inch silk Hermès scarf, which were then displayed.

Say what you will about the company’s business strategy–it appears to be working like a charm. Hermès recently hired an additional 400 people to keep up with demand for its Birkin bags and other products, and it still has trouble keeping its shelves stocked.

Sound like your kind of company? Good news, the president and CEO of Hermès USA said he hopes to make the family reunion a tri-annual event.

Now read about how Hermès built a $3 billion company on a handbag >

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