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The Employee Friendly Workplace initiative and certification program strives to engage, educate and encourage the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies by all Fox Cities employers in order to enhance work/life integration and successfully attract and retain the best employees in the region. Certified employers; employers on the path to certification and supporting partners will have access to a variety of benefits including, education, resources and research.  

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Employee Friendly Workplace Certification by Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce
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All EFW employers who register to participate in the Chamber’s Fox Cities Career Fair will receive:


Certified employers will be invited to participate on the Employee Friendly Workplace Committee. These employers will assist in guiding development of educational events and policy discussions. 

Certified Employers will also have the option to become “Certified” Mentors who will assist businesses navigating the path to certification.

Watch the Fox Cities Chamber events calendar for educational events; save the date for our Employee Friendly Workplace Breakfast Nov. 10 in Neenah.

Media Kit

Once certified, employers will receive a media kit to help celebrate and promote their significant commitment to enhancing work/life integration as well as creating a positive work environment and experience for all employees. The media kit includes; 

  • Brand Guidelines 
  • News release template 
  • Social media template 
  • Fox Cities Chamber Employee Friendly Workplace website & social media recognition   


Employers who become certified can achieve increased productivity and loyalty, improved employee engagement, and a reduction in absenteeism as well as health care costs.

The Employee Friendly Workplace certification program is available to employers with operations located in the Fox Cities.

  • Application fee: $50 upon application request, $200 upon application submission. The fee is non-refundable.
  • Annual certification fee: $5 per employee or a minimum of $500, payable upon qualification of certification. Certification fee cap is $5,000.
  • Certification is renewed annually; re-application is not required. To request a review or update of your certification level please contact Eric Broten at [email protected]

Fees apply only to qualified Fox Cities employers located in the counties of Outagamie, Calumet, and northern Winnebago.