Skyward receives 2018 Bubbler Award
Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals
STEVENS POINT — NEWaukee and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today presented Skyward with a 2018 Bubbler Award.
Every year, NEWaukee hosts the Bubbler Awards: Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin as part of YPWeek. The Bubbler Awards shine a light on the companies’ achievements in serving the interests and needs of younger workers.
“The world of talent attraction and retention has changed dramatically. The standard offering isn’t going to work with the next generation of talent,” said Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “The Bubbler Awards recognize Wisconsin companies that have made great advances in their ability to attract, keep and grow their young talent. We are proud to highlight companies like Skyward that are truly among the best places to work for young professionals in Wisconsin.”
NEWaukee and WEDC leaders presented the award on site and met with the company’s employees to learn about Skyward’s efforts to become a place where young professionals enjoy working. Among those visiting were WEDC Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer Tricia Braun and NEWaukee Co-Founder Jeremy Fojut.
Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts and municipalities
with its integrated student, finance and human resources suite of products. Its products are proudly made and supported in the United States.
“Being recognized as a Bubbler Award winner for the second consecutive year is a huge accomplishment for our company,” said Skyward President Scott Glinski. “We’ve worked hard to provide a culture that employees genuinely enjoy, and we’re thrilled to have NEWaukee and WEDC at our headquarters to see firsthand how empowered, collaborative and positive our workplace is.”
“Keeping the quality workforce that we’ve grown here in Wisconsin, as well as attracting workers from outside of the state, is vital for the future of our businesses and communities. Skyward demonstrates the type of strong leadership that is needed to establish the state as an ideal workplace destination for young professionals,” explained Braun. “WEDC and its many partners, including the state’s young professionals’ groups, are working together to promote Wisconsin as a destination for business, personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why it’s important for us to celebrate companies like Skyward that are putting the Think-Make-Happen concept into action.”
The Bubbler Awards are part of YPWeek Wisconsin, and highlight the innovative approaches businesses are taking to attract and retain talent. The nomination evaluation centered on what millennials are looking for in today’s workplace, including competitive salary and benefits; opportunities for advancement; and employee and community engagement. For the full list of 2018 Bubbler Award winners, click here.
YPWeek, founded in 2012, is a weeklong platform of discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals. YPWeek Wisconsin has extended its reach across the state with the support of WEDC since 2015, and its participants are collaborating with the organization on a shared communication platform designed to retain, excite and grow the state’s talent pool.
YPWeek incorporates this platform into its programming, leveraging “Think-Make-Happen” as an organizing theme. Now in its fourth year, YPWeek Wisconsin 2018 features more than 200 events and 30 public projects occurring in 29 communities across the state.
For more information about the Bubbler Awards and YPWeek Wisconsin, please visit: www.ypweek.com.