Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce program recognizes employers who demonstrate a significant commitment to promoting work/life integration for their employees
Weidert Group 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.
Weidert Group President Greg Linnemanstons said the Chamber’s recognition comes at a critical time for businesses. “Recruitment has been difficult for every company, every industry. We’ve been very intentional over the years about growing an attractive work culture, offering comprehensive benefits, and designing a work structure that allows people to have a healthy work-life balance. Our commitment has proven to be good for both our people and our business.”
Another unique benefit of working at Weidert Group is that all employees become owners by participating in the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan — a benefit that is 100% funded by the company. “We’re all shareholders, and that means the better we do, the better our people do,” Linnemanstons said. “We want our people to share in the company’s profits because they’re at the very core of our success.”
Weidert Group was also recently recognized as one of Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. “What this should tell you is that growth doesn’t need to come at the expense of work-life balance, a great culture, or generous employee benefits and perks. In fact, the converse is true: Employees who are treated how they want to be treated are eager to see the company succeed,” Linnemanstons added.
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 14 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 Weidert Group to this prestigious list as our newest Employee Friendly Workplace certified employer!”
Certification is open to all employers with operations located in the Fox Cities (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 Cities (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