“Our Gen Y employees provide an invaluable perspective for many aspects of our technology, specifically emerging trends like social and mobile, that helps us build better solutions for our customers,” said Kurt Andersen, executive vice president of marketing and sales enablement at SAVO. “Beyond their tech-savvy, a willingness to explore, champion and pursue new ideas has driven a mutually beneficial relationship.”
“SAVO’s professional development, wellness and philanthropy programs, as well as the challenging work posed to Gen Y employees, really stood out to us,” said Kevin C. Carlson, CEO of Brill Street + Company, as he noted why SAVO ranked at the top of the list.
Chicago employers qualified for the award by employing at least 10 employees, with at least 10 percent of their workforce comprised of Gen Y. Companies were evaluated on professional development opportunities, benefits, environment, company reputation and culture, perks offered and the enthusiasm of company leadership and Gen Y employees. These awards considered Gen Y employees as those between 18 and 29 years old.
“I’m proud to be part of an organization that values Millennials such as me,” said John Ugaste, solutions consultant at SAVO, a Gen Y employee. “I have the opportunity to absorb the experience of older employees while at the same time developing with my peers, which is a rare and valuable dynamic.”
In addition to being named a Top Gen Y Employer, SAVO was recently recognized as a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune for a third consecutive year. SAVO was also honored with a Presidential Service Award from the White House for its strong dedication to valuable community contributions. Additionally, SAVO’s wellness program was recently named a finalist for the 2012 Illinois’ Healthiest Employer Awards and honored last month with a Silver Award from Building a Healthier Chicago. SAVO won the award for developing a wellness program that provides a substantial variety of work site wellness offerings.
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