Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce program recognizes employers who demonstrate a significant commitment to promoting work/life integration for their employees
Ducommun has been certified as a gold-level Employee Friendly Workplace by the Fox Cities Chamber. This certification recognizes employers who demonstrate a significant commitment to promoting work/life integration by creating a positive work environment and experience for all employees.
Gold-certified employers go above and beyond, offering benefits and policies that promote work/life integration and strive to meet diverse needs of employees.
According to Sean O’Hagan, Ducommun’s Performance Center Director, they are proud to receive this certification and attribute it to their many unique benefits. “These benefits are helping people achieve work life balance through flexible scheduling options, recognizing veteran employees and family members who have served our great country, and offering a scholarship program for employees’ children and grandchildren who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs,” he said.
O’Hagan added that this certification couldn’t have come at a more exciting time for the Ducommun’s Appleton location, as they recently broke a company record with over $107 million in sales and announced an expansion to their facility which will break ground this spring. They attribute much of this success to their employee friendly workplace.
“We strive to treat our employees like family; it comes down to listening to our workers and really showing them that their voice and their work matters,” he said, adding that this vision doesn’t stop at the top and is shared throughout their organization. “One of our production floor supervisors was recently quoted saying that the culture is like a family environment; everyone knows each other pretty well and it makes working together a lot easier.”
“Ducommun will be celebrating 174 years of business this year and is off to a great start with this exciting news,” exclaimed O’Hagan.
The mission of the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative is to encourage the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies in order to enhance work/life balance and successfully attract and retain the best employees to the region.
To date the Chamber has certified 13 other companies as being employee friendly. Eric Broten, Director of Economic Development at the Chamber, explained how the certification works: “We rate employers in four major categories: Paid Leave and Flexible Work Schedules, Health and Wellness Support, Financial Support and Perks. Employers are then given a score and if qualified, rank as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. We are thrilled to add Ducommun to this prestigious list as our newest Employee Friendly Workplace certified employer!”
Certification is open to all employers with operations located in the Fox Cites (Calumet, Outagamie and northern Winnebago Counties). The comprehensive benefit criteria incorporated into the application is intended to be attainable as well as aspirational for employers of any size across all industry sectors.
To learn more about the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace initiative, visit Employee Friendly Workplace | Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. View a full list of all certified companies at Certified Businesses | Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.
About Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative
The Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace is a collaborative initiative between businesses and community organizations, led by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, focused on enhancing work/life integration for all employees by encouraging the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies. It has the primary purpose of creating a supportive work environment and attracting and retaining top talent in the region. The certification is open to all employers with operations located in the Fox Cites (Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties). The comprehensive benefit criteria incorporated into the application is intended to be attainable as well as aspirational for employers of any size across all industry sectors. http://foxcitieschamber.com/employee-friendly-workplace