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 the 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 EUA 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 EUA’s efforts to become a place where young professionals enjoy working. Among those visiting were WEDC’s Talent Initiatives Director Rebecca Deschane and NEWaukee CEO Angela Damiani.
EUA is an architecture and design firm that is headquartered in Milwaukee and has offices in Madison, Des Moines and Denver. As one of Wisconsin’s premier architectural firms, EUA has been involved with many projects that have shaped the face of the state. Focused on employee and client experience, the firm has recently undergone office refreshes and technology enhancements throughout each of their locations to enhance the way they conduct business.
Rich Tennessen, President of EUA said “We are dedicated to providing a culture and physical space that supports our employees. We understand the changing generational work preferences and adapt our spaces to meet these needs; by allowing our employees choice and flexibility in their workday it not only improves their experience, but also that of their teammates and clients. Last year, through suggestions from our employees, we initiated an Emerging Professionals group at EUA to help create a platform for development and engagement amongst our younger staff, creating new and exciting opportunities to support their growing careers.”
“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. EUA demonstrates the type of strong leadership that is needed to establish the state as an ideal workplace destination for young professionals,” explained Tricia Braun, WEDC deputy secretary and chief operating officer. “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 EUA, which is 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 continued to 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 175 events and 30 public projects occurring in 25 communities across the state.
For more information about the Bubbler Awards and YPWeek Wisconsin, please visit: www.ypweek.com.