Wiley Education Services Named One of 2018's Best Places to Work in Illinois

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Company recognized in statewide competition for the fifth consecutive year

Wiley Education Services has been named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The award, which dates back to 2006, was designed to identify and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, as well as to recognize the benefits to the state's economy, workforce, and businesses. The awards program is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, and Best Companies Group.

Wiley Education Services delivers effective strategic consulting, program development, and institution-wide services to help higher education partners achieve success in a highly competitive market. Our office in Oak Brook, Illinois, is home to 184 employees who share an enduring passion for learning and pride in their work. The company is backed by the history and resources of Wiley, a global leader in education for over 200 years, and constitutes a core part of the business.

The 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois list consists of 30 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 24 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 21 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). Wiley falls under the large employer category.

To be considered for participation, companies had to:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in the state of Illinois
  • Be in business a minimum of one year

The process of determining the Best Places to Work in Illinois consisted of two parts. The first part involved evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics, which accounted for approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employees’ experiences and impressions, which was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

“We are very proud to once again be named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois,” said Katie Zapata, Vice President of Operations at Wiley Education Services. “We work hard to make our employees not only feel challenged and fulfilled in their jobs but valued. This designation will help us continue to attract high-quality talent to further our company’s mission and drive innovation in higher education.”

Wiley Education Services was recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 17 and will be profiled in a special publication on June 18. The final rankings will be announced at the event and announced on the Business Ledger website (http://www.dhbusinessledger.com).

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit http://www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com. For more information on Wiley Education Services, visit edservices.wiley.com.

About Wiley Education Services:
Wiley Education Services uniquely understands the process of designing and implementing innovative learning experiences and comprehensive solutions –whether that’s online, on-campus, or both – that address today’s higher education challenges. Through trusted collaborative relationships, we provide services, technology, insights, and content that support our education partners to achieve improved institutional performance and learners to achieve their goals. For more information go to edservices.wiley.com.

About Wiley:
Wiley, a global company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company’s website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.

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