Those of you who have worked directly with IWCO Direct know that “humble” is an appropriate description for our company’s attitude. We prefer to work behind the scenes to make our clients look great, rather than shine the spotlight on ourselves.
But IWCO Direct has recently received a few awards that are not only worth letting people know about, but, quite frankly, they’re worth bragging about… just a little.
First and certainly most important are the awards we have received for our focus on the safety of our employees.
IWCO Direct Awards for Safety
Our Chanhassen facilities were honored with a Governor’s Meritorious Achievement Safety Award from the Minnesota Safety Council at the 84th Annual Governor’s Workplace Safety and Health Conference. Meritorious Achievement Award recipients maintain incident rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years and score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale. We previously received this award in 2015, and in 2016 we received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Occupational Safety.
IWCO Direct was also recognized with a 2017 Industry Safety Leader Award from the EMA. EMA evaluates safety achievements based on quarterly and annual surveys from employers, who are required to provide information on injuries and illnesses, as well as internal safety programs. EMA also calculates Days Away From Work due to Injury/Illness (DAFWII) based on the number of employees in the organization. To qualify for the award, DAFWII must be at or below 1.5 days per 100 employees. We were also recognized for our safety performance from 2007 through 2011 and again from 2015 through 2016.
IWCO Direct Awards for Blogging
Now for something a bit less serious, but still an accomplishment worth celebrating. As regular readers and subscribers to SpeakingDIRECT know, we put a lot of work into our blog. Publishing content two or three days each week is a significant commitment. That’s why we were proud to receive a Bronze Award for Best Web Writing/Content from the 2018 Stevie® Awards. More locally, SpeakingDIRECT was also recognized with two 2017 Classics Awards from the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America—one for Social Content Series and the other for Social Media Promotion. As a data-driven organization, we thought you might appreciate a few fun stats about our blog:
- 896: the number of articles we have published since our 2010 launch
- 800: the number of active subscribers who receive posts every week
- 20%: the increase in pageviews from 2016 to 2017
- 46: the number of IWCO Direct employees who have authored an article
- 113: the number of times our Marketing to Millennials compilation was requested in 2017
While doing great work for our clients is rewarding enough, these awards reflect a tremendous amount of work from teams throughout our company, and we’re very proud of them. Thank you for allowing us to brag about their efforts.
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