PITTSBURGH, Pa. — WESCO International, Inc. is pleased to announce that it was named the winner of two Stevie® Awards for Great Employers in the categories of COVID-19 Most Valuable Employer and Best Youth Employment Strategy.
This year, WESCO deployed a broad-based and multi-faceted COVID-19 response strategy to keep employees safe and informed while enabling facilities to remain open as an essential business. Social distancing practices and strict cleaning processes were adopted, masks were required, and WESCO communicated an operations recovery strategy to both employees and customers. All of this was made possible by holding daily business continuity calls.
“The safety of our employees is a core value at WESCO. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, a cross-functional team quickly took charge to manage our real-time response,” commented John Engel, Chairman, President and CEO. “Throughout the pandemic, given our status as an essential business, WESCO’s doors remain open, and our employees continue to ensure that we are up and running to serve the needs of our customers.”
As part of WESCO’s pandemic response, our college programs – including WESCO’s Summer Internship Program and Sales Development Training Program – were modified to partial or fully remote work.
“WESCO is proud to be recognized as an employer of choice, and as we adapt to a COVID-19 environment, we continue to support the development of early-career individuals for successful roles with our company. This year, we effectively pivoted our programs to provide valuable work experience virtually for our summer internship participants and sales development members,” said Chris Wolf, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.
More than 700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration in a range of HR-related categories, including Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year among others.
Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In the fifth edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the judges were impressed by the Stevie winners who — during the crises we’ve confronted this year — continue to dedicate each day to making the lives of their employees and teams better through training, software, work-from-home plans, and more.”Tagged with wesco