By Jen Rychly, Media Coordinator – West Corporation
On Friday, March 11, 2016, it was publicly announced that West Corporation had been selected as one the recipients of the 2016 Bubbler Awards: Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work for Young Professionals. The Bubbler Awards create an opportunity for companies to showcase the strides they’ve made toward accommodating the needs and interests of a shifting new workforce – Millennials.
This award holds a great deal of meaning for West. Selection was not random or based on luck. Our own employees felt confident that West is the best place to work and took the time to fill out a nomination form.
This speaks volumes as we strive to ensure that West’s culture is inclusive and inviting, and that our offices create an environment that our employees are excited to work at.
Estimates show that by 2020, 40 percent of the workforce will be made up of Millennials, which is the demographic that falls into the “Young Professionals” classification. Millennials are not afraid to ask for what they want. If they can’t get it, they will move on. Due to this evolving mindset, it’s imperative to the success and sustainability of our business to understand and adapt to what this generation is looking for in today’s workplace: a competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity for advancement as well as employee and community engagement.
We take pride on staying ahead of the curve. We put in the effort to fully understand what our employees need to thrive, and then provide them with a path toward growth and success.
The award ceremony will take place Saturday, April 23rd from 6-9pm in Appleton. This celebration will also be the official kickoff of YPWeek Wisconsin, where young professionals are able to come together and have a voice. Where their views can be heard and meaningful discussions can transpire.
On behalf of everyone at West Corporation, we’d like to thank NEWaukee, Young Professional Week and our employees for recognizing us as one of the best places to work for Young Professionals in Wisconsin!