Crain’s Chicago Recognizes SWC Technology Partners as One of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Culture, Career Development and Impactful Work Cited as Key Factors to Ranking

Employees cited a team-oriented culture, career advancement opportunities and commitment to ongoing training as key factors for their overall satisfaction.

Our people love the work we do, and our exceptional employees are a key factor to our 35+ years of proven success.

SWC Technology Partners (http://www.swc.com), a Chicagoland provider of IT solutions to mid-market organizations, has been named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best Places to Work in 2016. This year represents SWC’s fifth consecutive appearance on the list, as well as the third consecutive year in the top ten. Crain’s ranks Chicago’s Best Places to Work using results of employee surveys that cover topics such as benefits, professional development, work-life balance, culture, and relationships with management and co-workers.

“Being named as one of Crain’s Best Places to Work for five years running is especially rewarding because the ranking is based on the direct feedback of our team members,” said Bob Knott, President of SWC Technology Partners, “Our people love the work we do, and our exceptional employees are a key factor to our 35+ years of proven success.”

The opportunity for employees to see their work make a direct impact on client’s businesses contributes to SWC’s consistent acknowledgement in both workplace awards and recognition as a market-leading IT solutions provider.

In this year’s survey, employees cited a team-oriented culture, career advancement opportunities and commitment to ongoing training as key factors for their overall satisfaction. SWC provides formal initiatives to ensure continued growth such as the Career Advocate program, which assigns employees a mentor to help promote the development of new skills and facilitate new opportunities within the firm. The newly formed SWC University focuses on the firm’s fresh talent, helping entry-level developers build their technical and consulting skills to prepare them to work on client teams. In a high-turnover industry, SWC has differentiated itself by building a tenured team of professionals, many with over 10, 15 and 20 years with the company. Strong working relationships drive great teamwork, and SWC focuses on fostering a results-oriented culture by hosting numerous team-building activities, lunch-and-learn meetings, wellness initiatives, and Friday social hours.

“SWC’s reputation for providing rewarding work in an open, fun culture continues to allow us to attract top talent in the Chicago market,” says Fran Peters, PHR, SWC’s Human Resources Manager. “As a firm that is very proactive with career development, we work hard to nurture and retain that talent. As we continue to grow, we are always looking to expand our team with additional professionals who are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in technology.”

SWC is currently hiring, visit the company's career page to learn more.

About SWC Technology Partners

SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations. For 35 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability.

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC has been honored to receive numerous workplace awards in addition to Crain’s Best Places to Work including Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces, Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and on both the Chicago and National Best and Brightest Companies list. To learn more, visit http://www.swc.com.

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