Omron Automation and Safety Named to Chicago’s 101 Best Companies
This third year win for Omron was extraordinary because the company was also the winner of one of twelve coveted Elite Awards.
For the third consecutive year, Omron Automation and Safety (Shaumburg, IL) has been selected to the prestigious list of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™”. From a pool of thousands of competing company entries, Omron joined this elite group of Chicago area companies that excel in a commitment to their employees and their community.
The annual competition involves in-depth surveys of each company’s employee base and human resource practices and extension programs. Each company’s assessment is designed to evaluate the organization’s “communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition and retention” among other categories.
Survey data is processed, analyzed and scored by the Illinois Institute of Technology Center for Research and Service to determine the 101 best companies based on each company’s “commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment”.
In addition to the prestige and honor to be named to the list, the Center for Research and Service provides each participating company an assessment report offering insight as to their organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Companies can further evaluate themselves in a benchmark comparison with other major metropolitan areas across the country.
This third year win for Omron was extraordinary because the company was also the winner of one of twelve coveted Elite Awards. Again, competing against thousands of other companies of all sizes, Omron was chosen as the best company in the Community Initiatives category for the entire Chicago region in recognition of the company’s extensive volunteer involvement with community services. The award was presented to the company at an August 5 ceremony celebrating all the 2013 Chicago’s 101 winners.
Summarizing the company and its employee’s commitment to community service, Cindy Janssen, vice president of human resources at Omron stated, “Omron Automation and Safety is a leading global supplier of advanced technology products. We have over 36,000 employees globally and we’ve been in existence for over eighty years. Every year, we celebrate our Founders’ Day in May, and employees have an opportunity all week to be giving back to the community in different ways.”
She continued, “This is definitely a bottom-up driven process. Our employees are involved in every decision that we make about community service – where we give our money and where we give our time. ‘At work for a better life, a better world for all.’ is our corporate motto, and it’s not just words on a wall. It’s part of our DNA and culture about who we are at Omron.”