Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce recognizes employers who demonstrate a significant commitment to promoting work/life integration for their employees
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. has been certified as a 2023 Gold-level Employee Friendly Workplace in the Fox Cities by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. 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.
Hoffman celebrated 130 years of tradition in 2022; an achievement made possible through the dedication of its employees. “As a firm that provides professional services, our greatest asset is our team members,” said Sam Statz, Hoffman president and owner. “From the culture we’ve cultivated to the benefits and perks we offer, a top priority for years has always been to take care of our employees; the people that take care of our clients.”
Hoffman has developed numerous employee-centered programs, policies, and benefits to attract and retain talent at the Appleton-based design and construction firm. In addition to offering flexible work arrangements, flexible paid time off, and a generous insurance benefits package, the company provides health and wellness backing, financial and retirement planning and support, educational and career development encouragement and reimbursement, numerous employee bonus and recognition programs, employee mentoring policy, and ad hoc perks that range from employee off-site outings and lunches to acknowledgement of employee personal life events to company branded clothing and gifts.
“This is all done in an effort to take care of our employees and create a company and an environment that they want to come to every day,” continued Statz. “It’s why 38 percent of our 50 plus full-time employees have been with Hoffman for 10 plus years. That number jumps to 56 percent when you look
at those who have been with us for five or more years. Our two-longest tenured employees will be celebrating 30 and 31 years with Hoffman this fall, and last December we had a team member retire after 34 years. We’re extremely proud of the culture we’ve created with and for our employees.”
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.
“Hoffman is extremely proud to have earned Gold certification as an Employee Friendly Workplace from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce,” said Statz. “We have recently added to our staff, and I know this honor will greatly enhance our efforts to bring on top talent further in 2023 and beyond.”
To date the Chamber has certified 17 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 Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. to this prestigious list and add them as our newest Employee Friendly Workplace certified employer!”
Overall, the Chamber’s Employee Friendly Workplace certification encourages policies and practices that foster a supportive work environment to improve employee engagement and encourage employee loyalty. A commitment to employee friendliness creates an environment in the Fox Cities that attracts and retains the best employees for the region.
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 or view a list of all certified companies, visit https://foxcitieschamber.com/employee-friendly-workplace.
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. https://foxcitieschamber.com/employee-friendly-workplace