SWC Technology Partners Named One of Brill Street’s 2012 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago
WC Technology Partners, an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses, announced its inclusion on Brill Street + Company’s list of 2012 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago. Headquartered in Oakbrook, SWC ranked #10 in its first appearance on the list and counts 30% of its workforce in the 18-29 year-old Gen Y category. The company has previously been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best Places to Work, and as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
Criteria used in selecting the Gen Y competition winners included professional development opportunities, benefits, environment, company reputation and culture, perks offered, and the enthusiasm of company leadership as well as Gen Y employees. Part of the evaluation also included employee surveys.
SWC employees praised the company’s flexible work environment, respect for employees, ongoing mentoring, recognition for good work, and the job challenges inherent in being able to work with multiple technologies rather than being pigeonholed as a specialist in a specific area. They also cited the company’s extensive wellness program, which includes an on-site fitness center as well as participation in softball and football leagues, 5Ks, the SkyRise Chicago race involving running the stairs of the Willis Tower, and special games like the SWC Olympics Competition during this year’s international Olympics.
“We have a fun, challenging and collaborative culture where Gen Y employees feel comfortable and play a critical role in our growth. They grew up with technology, have a natural understanding of it, are able to multi-task, aren’t afraid to learn new things, and want to continually expand their skills. Our business depends on having a team with these traits,” said SWC President Bob Knott. “This award reflects our success in giving Gen Y employees what they want: a rewarding environment that combines work, play, variety, open communication, and positive reinforcement for a job well done.”
SWC also offers monthly performance incentives, domestic partner coverage, flex time, complimentary annual health screenings, weekly fruit and veggie delivery service, extensive professional educational opportunities, and an active social calendar.
The full list of winners is posted at www.brillstreet.com/GenYTop50.
About SWC Technology Partners
SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability. SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the business needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, virtualization and network security; and software solutions including Microsoft SharePoint, business intelligence and custom development; and Digital Marketing. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and was honored as a Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. To learn more, visit https://www.swc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630.572.0240. Follow SWC on Facebook and on Twitter @SWCTechPartners