Fusion OEM celebrated being among the companies that were named to the 17th annual Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Annual Best Places to Work in Illinois program. Winners were ranked based on a written survey of the company and interviews with a sampling of its employees. We originally applied for the award to get a low-cost outside source to benchmark where we were and to identify opportunities for improvement. Rather than hire a HR Consultant, we wanted a simple and relatively inexpensive method to sample genuine feedback from our team. Results from this thorough employee sample confirmed what we already knew: employee engagement is the fuel that drives the value of our company. The companies winning the award enjoyed an over 75 percent employee engagement rate, according to Best Companies Group President Peter Burke.
When times get rough, it could be easy to forget the ‘people’ element and focus sights solely on hitting financial targets. Yet prioritizing a sound culture of transparency allows us to retain top talent and reap the benefits of a loyal workforce committed to the future success of our contract manufacturing business.