GLEN ELLYN, IL. May 7, 2015 – Yesterday, Magenium Solutions was named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois. Moving up to the #12 spot from #20 last year, this marks the third year in a row the company has been recognized with the award. A total of 74 companies were honored during the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois program hosted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger. About 370 people attended the 10th annual event at the Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center on Wednesday May 6, 2015.
The “Best Places to Work in IL” awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, MRA-The Management Association, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.
The statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 31 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 26 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 17 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). Magenium Solutions was named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the small business category.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Illinois; and
- Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Quoting from The Daily Herald article by Richard Klicki: “Best Places to Work in Illinois winners enjoy a high amount of employee engagement,” according to Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group, which manages the awards program. “While companies in the U.S. average around 41 percent employee engagement, the 74 companies honored average 91 percent employee engagement. That is incredible,” Burke said. “You are the cream of the crop, the best of the best.”
Attending the ceremony and accepting the award were Magenium Solutions co-owners Colleen LaMantia and Tim Traxinger. Others in attendance from Magenium Solutions were managing director Tom LaMantia, HR director Beth Fischer, and Lori Bougadis. All companies who received the award will be profiled in a special publication by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on June 22.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com or contact Katie Smith at 877-455-2159.
About Magenium Solutions
Magenium Solutions is a Chicago-based IT services firm, with branch offices in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida and Georgia. We’re dedicated to delivering technology solutions that solve problems and move business forward, making us a trusted partner to hundreds of companies nationwide. Magenium holds multiple Microsoft competencies, placing us in the top 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide. We have a rich portfolio of IT solutions including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Lync, and Microsoft System Center. Our services range from IT staffing to cloud computing to mobile app development. Through technology, we help clients grow their businesses, boost productivity, stay competitive and reduce costs. Connect on Facebook, Twitter @magenium, or LinkedIn. Visit www.magenium.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.