Do you love your job? Employees at Oak Brook-based Hub Group and SWC Technology Partners love theirs! Today, companies like Hub and SWC offer innovative and motivating work cultures that enhance the work experience for their employees.
At its recent Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, the Chamber presented its Model Workplace Award to Hub Group, one of Oak Brook’s newer corporate residents. Hub Group built its beautiful corporate headquarters in Oak Brook several years ago with a unique open floor plan that encourages communication across all departments. Hub Group believes that if its departments collaborate in an open environment, they will be able to create innovative solutions that benefit the company’s customers. These efforts have also resulted in employee growth, improved communication and team building.
Of note, Hub Group’s employee wellness initiative is especially appreciated, offering in-house bike racks and locker rooms, five walking paths, an in-house deli offering healthy meals, and annual complimentary CPR training. The company also offers top-of-the line technology access for all its employees to help them work more efficiently.
In addition, Hub Group offers entry-level employees the opportunity to win the STAR award for performance with special in-house rewards, and provides employee scholarships for use at four-year accredited universities during the academic year.
The Chamber also presented its Champion for Young Professionals award to SWC Technology Partners. Since 2002, SWC has quadrupled its customer base and workforce and has become one of the best-known companies of its kind. SWC uses a unique blend of recruiting methods to attract and retain some of the Chicago area’s top young talent, including campus recruiting, traditional online recruiting channels and the use of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. SWC also uses social media to create content and develop relationships with potential candidates.
Among many other things, SWC also offers programs to help young professionals jumpstart their careers: the Career Advocate Program, SWC University, and Lunch and Learn sessions. SWC also covers the cost for new employees to achieve technical certifications.
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