Radio Flyer takes first place in the Daily Herald Business Ledger's Annual Best Places to Work in Illinois small company category for the 3rd time! This awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses.View the Article View the PDF
Radio Flyer ranks on Inaugural Top Company Cultures List presented by Entrepreneur and CultureIQ.View the Article View the PDF
Radio Flyer is named by Great Place to Work as the #1 best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2015 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published in Fortune magazine.View the Article View the PDF
Robert Pasin shares how purpose, people and products create a great company culture.View the PDF
Radio Flyer listed on the 2015 Inc. 5000View Article View the PDF
Best Places to Work is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Illinois's best employers.View Article View the PDF
Best Places to Work is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Illinois's best employers.View the Article View List View the PDF
Robert Pasin shares the importance of setting clear expectations to help motivate employees.View the Article
Radio Flyer is ranked #7 on Crain’s 2015 top 10 list of best places to work in Chicago. The article describes the Radio Flyer culture and why meaningful work keeps Flyers engaged.View the Article View the PDF
With Radio Flyer’s dedication to Innovation, Crain’s announced Radio Flyer as part of their 2014 list of companies with the most patents per capita.View the Article View the PDF
The Chicago Innovation Awards invited Radio Flyer and the other winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards, to be part of the NASDAQ closing ceremony on March 23, 2015. Radio Flyer’s Ziggle ride-on was awarded the 2014 Chicago Innovation Award.View the Article View the PDF
Robert Pasin shares how to keep the right values present and active in an organization.View the PDF
Radio Flyer is highlighted as one the winning companies for the 2014 Chicago Innovation AwardsView the Article View the PDF
Radio Flyer’s Ziggle ride-on is a 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards winnerView the PDF
Robert Pasin talks about Radio Flyer’s history and new productsView the Article View the PDF
Robert Pasin shares the importance of soliciting feedbackView the PDF
CBS Sunday Morning highlights how Radio Flyer’s culture impacts employee engagementView the Video View the PDF
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Robert Pasin explains how to make metrics workView the website View PDF
Radio Flyer recognized as a great place to workView PDF
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Radio Flyer is proud to announce that it was ranked as one of the Best Small Companies to Work For in the US by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Rating and Review highlights what makes its workplace culture great in areas like professional development and training, company atmosphere as well as benefits and rewards.
Great Rated!'s unprecedented employee-centric Reviews provide job seekers a real behind-the-scenes look into these workplace cultures
"Radio Flyer's public image of bringing happiness to families is very much a match with most of its employees' experience inside the company," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Rated!'s Vice President and Senior Editor. "Nine out of ten employees describe it as a friendly, fun, team-oriented environment that leaves room for people to balance their work and personal lives."View the website View PDF
Radio Flyer is proud to be once again recognized in the top 10 Best Places to Work in Illinois. This is the fifth consecutive year Radio Flyer has been ranked in the top 10. Best Places to Work in Illinois is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Illinois' best employers.View the website View PDF
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Each year, Great Place to Work Institute evaluates America’s best workplace programs and practices by selecting companies whose employees’ feel that their company is a great place to work. The evaluation process includes an employee survey and a Culture Audit that collects and provides a detailed look at the organization's structure, philosophy and values, employee demographics, compensation and benefits offered to employees, and stories and examples of distinctive practices and policies in their workplace.View PDF
Radio Flyer is proud to be named the 2012 elite winner in the ‘Employee Enrichment, Engagement & Retention’ category! Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. Go Flyers!View the site View PDF
Radio Flyer was named the Top Best Place to Work in Illinois #1 among small and medium size businesses. The award recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. Radio Flyer has been on the list of the Top Best Places to work since 2009.View the site View PDF
Flyers love to work hard while we play. All year, we have fun monthly activities and celebrations to support our mission, this includes tricycle races, pumpkin carving contests, game shows, Karaoke and the Radio Flyer Olympics. These events fuel a sense of lightheartedness and passion that spurs motivation and drives success.View PDF
The formula is simple: Happy, engaged employees + employees with deep love of their job = a successful Company! Our Little Red Rule is that ‘Every time we touch people’s lives, they will feel great about Radio Flyer’. We not only live this motto through our customer interactions, we practice this with our employees (aka ‘Flyers’) every day!
As cited in the book Building a Magnetic Culture, by Kevin Sheridan of HR Solutions, Radio Flyer continues to go above and beyond for our Flyers to ensure that we sustain a culture where our Flyers are committed to living out our vision, mission and values, and that they have a deep love and passion for their job, and for Radio Flyer as a company. We make success happen together, and our Flyers know how their individual contributions connect to their personal success (their own growth and development), as well as to the success of the organization. Because we promise this to our Flyers as part of our employment brand, we have been able to continue to lead by example in the Best Practices of how to keep employees engaged in the workplace.
The 2011 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They include Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business and Work-Life Balance.View PDF
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Great Place to Work Institute is dedicated to thoroughly evaluating America’s best workplace programs and practices. The national list features companies whose employees overwhelmingly agree with the statement: “all things considered, this is a great place to work”. The evaluation process includes a survey that measures the employees' experience through the 5 Dimensions of the Great Place to Work Model. In addition, a Culture Audit is conducted that collects and provides a detailed look at the organization's structure, philosophy and values, employee demographics, compensation and benefits offered to employees, and stories and examples of distinctive practices and policies in their workplace.
Radio Flyer listed in Inc.’s September 2011 issueView Article
Radio Flyer was named as the 2011 Elite Winner of 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work Forin the Recruitment and Selection category! Elite winners are recognized for above-average programs and services for employees at their work environment. To view the list of winners, you can visit 101 Best & Brightest Winners. View PDF
Best Places to Work is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Illinois's best employers. Radio Flyer has been recognized for the third year in a row!View List View PDF
Radio Flyer employees are no strangers to extraordinary events. All year, team members participate in tricycle races, pumpkin-carving contests, Olympics-inspired games and karaoke events, just to name a few.
"Usually there's a method to the madness," says "chief wagon officer" Robert Pasin, the company's CEO, adding that the events fuel a sense of lightheartedness and passion that spurs motivation and drives success. "There's a big emotional aspect to our brand," he says.View the Photo Slideshow View PDF
A 16-year-old Italian boy named Antonio Pasin was one of the millions who immigrated to America from Europe at the start of the 20th century. A skilled carpenter, Pasin headed to Chicago and began building little red wagons out of stamped metal. By 1923, he had saved enough money to create the Liberty Coaster Company, and he began mass-producing the wagon for just under $3. He named it the Radio Flyer in homage to two of his favorite inventions of the time: the radio and the airplane.View the List View PDF
For millions of Americans, early childhood memories include being pulled in a red Radio Flyer wagon. Asked how Radio Flyer has remained an American icon in the face of technology and more sophisticated children’s toys, CEO Robert Pasin, grandson of company founder Antonio Pasin, responds, “The consumers of our products still need a tricycle, and their parents still need a wagon to pull them in.”View the Article
Everyone knows Radio Flyer has been making children happy for generations, but people may not know the same holds true for its employees. With more than 10 awards in the past few years for being a top employer, including HR Solutions' Best-in-Class® Award, the organization is attracting attention by simply understanding adults want to have fun too.View the Article View PDF
Radio Flyer retooled its employee feedback program to identify disengaged employees, and get them back on the wagon.View the PDF
Best Companies is dedicated to thoroughly evaluating America’s best workplace programs and practices to add to their annual ‘50 Best’ list.
Included in this evaluation is a survey that measures the employees' experience through the 5 Dimensions of the Great Place to Work Model. In addition, a Culture Audit is conducted that collects and provides a detailed look at the organization's structure, philosophy and values, employee demographics, compensation and benefits offered to employees, and stories and examples of distinctive practices and policies in their workplace. Congratulations Radio Flyer!View the PDF
Radio Flyer is on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America! Inc.’s exclusive annual ranking consists of growing entrepreneurial businesses and the creative innovators who run them.
Most companies on this list are either start-ups or in their early years, so this win is particularly impressive for Radio Flyer, a 93-year-old company.View the Site View the PDF
Congratulations to Radio Flyer for winning Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For! As part of winning the 101 Best and Brightest award, Radio Flyer also took home the title of the ‘Best of the Best’, which recognizes companies who have excelled in 10 elite areas including Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, and Recruitment and Selection, to name a few.
Below is a link to Corp! Magazine’s special Human Resources E-publication in which it features the Chicago 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in detail. Corp! Magazine is a business publication distributed to over 34,000 c-suite executives and is one of the 101 program partners.View the List View the PDF
Robert Pasin is president of Radio Flyer, the largest producer of wagons and tricycles in the U.S., which recently was awarded third place in the small/medium employer category in the Best Places to Work in Illinois competition. He recently sat down with The Business Ledger publisher Bob Strasser and editor Jeremy Stoltz. Please click the link below to read excerpts from that conversation.View the PDF
Best Places to Work is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Illinois's best employers. Radio Flyer has been recognized for the second year in a row and looks forward to continuing to create an environment where employees can thrive professionally and have fun together.View the PDF
On March 29, 2010, Radio Flyer was named on Crain's 'Best Places to Work' list! Radio Flyer's Chief Wagon Officer, Robert Pasin, attributes its success to the candidate selection process, and his employees who are natural ‘lifelong learners’. Radio Flyer was listed among top organizations such as Google, Accenture, KPMG, and Hyatt Regency Chicago.View the PDF
Radio Flyer is honored to be recommended by our employees and acknowledged by HR Solutions for creating an environment for engaged employees to thrive. HR Solutions manages our Employee Engagement Survey and feedback sessions globally. Radio Flyer was selected for this award because of our outstanding Engagement and Job Satisfaction among our team members.
We are proud to announce that Radio Flyer has been selected as one of the Top Small Workplaces in 2009! Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal collaborate to identify exceptional small organizations (private, nonprofit or publicly held), and seek out small employers that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while helping their employees grow personally and professionally. We are honored to receive this award!View the PDF
Radio Flyer is on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, private companies in America! This ranking puts Radio Flyer with an elite group of companies who received their first national recognition when they originally appeared on the Inc. list - Microsoft, Timberland, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, Clif Bar, Patagonia, and UnderArmour to name a few.
This win is particularly impressive since we are a 92-year-old company. Most companies on this list are either start-ups or in their early years.View the Site
We are pleased to announce Radio Flyer has received the 2009 Workforce Chicago Award for its exemplary commitment to employee learning and development! Workforce Chicago has recognized only 24 companies in the past 9 years for their commitment to excellence.View PDF
Robert Pasin, Radio Flyer's Chief Wagon Officer, has won the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year Award! This award is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. Entrepreneur Of The Year focuses on growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.View PDF
Radio Flyer is honored to be ranked #4 mid-size company to work for in IL and to be recognized for outstanding positive employee engagement and commitment to the well-being of all employees. We live the Little Red Rule, "Every time we touch people's lives, they will feel great about Radio Flyer” as an employee this means that Radio Flyer provides an environment where everyone can LOVE their job and have fun living our values every day!View PDF
Despite its humble beginnings on the city's West Side, the Radio Flyer wagon is proving to be recession proof.View the Site View PDF
Radio Flyer, the maker of the classic red wagon, is creating a high-tech new product. The little wagon has gone 2.0.View the Site View PDF
As the grandson of the founder of Radio Flyer, Robert Pasin always knew how important the company was to his family. What he didn't realize was how much the bright-red wagons meant to generations of other families.View PDF
Leadership development training at the maker of the popular red wagons.View PDF
Radio Flyer updates classic for the 21st century.View PDF
Boys who never grew up show off their outer child.View PDF
Few toys scream Americana more than a little red Radio Flyer wagon being pulled behind a kid in Smalltown, U.S.A. It's one of those icons that you just didn't expect to change all that much, even with all the technological advances of our times. Simple just seems better sometimes.View PDF
Interview with Tom Schlegel, product development vice president at Radio Flyer.View PDF
As designers, that's the key thing we do-we pull out the latent needs of consumers.View PDF
One of the coolest offices in Chicago!View PDF