In lieu of an evening offsite employee Christmas party last year, we held our party during the workday at our facility. All our employees were able to attend and enjoyed the games, food, gifts, and overall camaraderie.
ECS sponsored our first annual scholarship for graduating high school students starting their college career in the engineering field. Our selection committee chose this year’s winner, Aaron Lovell from a lengthy list of bright future stars!
First Aid Training
Safety is given high priority at ECS. Among our regular safety training, we recently held a hands-on class to train our employees on CPR and first aid skills.
To celebrate some recent company successes, ECS hosted a food truck for lunch. We had a beautiful day to eat some delicious, unique food at the makeshift lunch tables set up in our manufacturing area.
HS Job Shadow
ECS places value on giving back to our community. One of the ways we do this is to give guidance to young people who are considering a career in engineering. We hosted a large group of local high school students for a “job shadowing day” where our engineers gave informational presentations about engineering careers followed by hands-on demonstrations of projects and technology typically used in our field.
Management asked a small committee of our project engineers plan a recent celebration event. They chose a Luau theme complete with custom Hawaiian shirts containing ECS logos & other engineering symbols, luau food, games, and some pretty cool gifts given out in a silent auction where all employees “bid” on their most coveted items.
Management Grill out
ECS’s two Vice Presidents grilled and served burgers with some summertime dishes to show their appreciation to our employees.
Our annual ECS outing at the local ballpark was enjoyed again by our employees and their families. Along with unlimited food and drinks, this year’s attendees received a hat commemorating the Otters 25th season of baseball in Evansville. Watching a professional game in the second oldest baseball park in the country is always a treat!
When ECS became a UL certified panel fabrication facility, several of our design engineers and electrical technicians attended a very informative training course to learn certification requirements and what sets a UL shop apart from the others.
ECS gives back to our community in many ways. A group of our employees pooled our handyman skills to help a local charity organization expand their administrative offices.
Wellness Staff Meeting
Several years ago, ECS started an annual “Wellness Challenge” where we break employees into teams for a friendly competition. Teams gain points for nutritious diet, exercise, mental wellness, and other healthy practices. This year’s kickoff meeting began with group calisthenics!
Ice Cream Social
I scream! You scream! Everyone at ECS screams for Ice Cream! Who doesn’t like ice cream in the summer? ECS hosts an Ice Cream Social in August for all employees!
Specific company rankings will be unveiled April 30 at an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.
The Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Indiana, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings. The group oversees similar programs in 25 other states.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
Winners were selected from four categories: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if they met the 15 full-time employee threshold in Indiana.
To determine the Best Places to Work in Indiana, companies from across the state entered a two-part survey process. The first aspect consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience and accounted for some 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkIN.com.