For many recent college graduates, having technology as a part of their day-to-day responsibilities is a necessity when looking for a place to begin their careers. Emerging Solutions offers just that, a solution for Gen Y professionals who want a break in the technology industry.
Director of Recruiting Brian Feldman says, “Generation Y brings the workforce to a positive new level. It brings a new level of education and awareness with technologies. At Emerging Solutions, they’ve brought new activities and shaped our work culture in a way that enhances the company’s reputation.”
The professional services firm caters to global and mid-market firms and helps in every business aspect imaginable with IT solutions. While this is an impressive list services provided, we were really blown away with Emerging Solutions’ commitment to volunteerism and incorporating service opportunities with their office culture.
The connection to Chicago is unmistakable with their list of volunteer opportunities on their website. The tech company is a huge supporter of Children’s Memorial Hospital. Another local volunteer opportunity that Emerging Solutions employees are encouraged to partake in is community outreach with the Lincoln Park Community Center. Volunteers can get together and package brown-bag lunches to be donated to the shelter. Other organizations that the philanthropic professional services firm volunteers with include Habitat for Humanity and the Chase Corporate Challenge.
“We help out a ton with Children’s Memorial Hospital. We have an executive on their board and help out with their car raffle each year through selling and purchasing tickets. We also send an annual donation,” explains Feldman.
While Generation Y employees aren’t busy helping out their community, they can be found enjoying their flexible office environment that Director of Recruiting Brian Feldman describes as “relaxed, social, hardworking, and friendly.” In the office, a collaborative environment is fostered and mentoring and coaching opportunities are frequent. There is even “water cooler talk!”
Young professionals give it their all at Emerging Solutions, and the professional services firm provides plenty of onsite activities to keep their employees engaged and enthusiastic.
“We offer certification in one’s field and will pay for training so that employees can reach their full potential within their job title. We offer onsite workshop that include a review of the latest and greatest technology. With permission of the director in a department, we can offer tuition reimbursement to employees looking to develop professionally through furthering their education,” says Feldman.
It’s easy to see why Emerging Solutions invests so much into its employees and receives so much in return. The company truly cares about each individual and the outside community in which the office is located.