|Columbus, Ind. - This past year the Columbus Young Professionals sent out a survey to over 700 Young Professionals inquiring what they look for in an employer, and what they think makes for a great work environment. As a result of those responses, we created a submission form and asked our area employers to apply to be considered for one of our community's Top Places to Work.|
To be eligible, the employer must have employees under the age of 40. A selection committee comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds reviewed the applications and collaborated to create CYP's first listing of the Top Places to Work in Columbus. All entries were anonymously evaluated. The criteria measured employers against:
Also taken into consideration were the results of the survey. It found that the most important aspects young people consider when looking at employers are: competitive pay, flexible hours, continuing education/training, opportunities for advancement and a positive and supportive work environment. Recognition, employee participation, work-life balance and overall company mission are also important factors.
- Innovation- Active development and execution of strategies that advance the employment of young professionals in the community.
- Benefits- Quality and type of benefits offered to employees.
- Inclusion- Active development and execution of strategies that result in the inclusion of young professionals in the workplace.