Crain’s List of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies

Employco USA took the 137th spot on the Crain’s List of “Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies” with $392.6 million in revenue for 2018, up 18.3% from 2017.

Crain's List 2018

Employco was also recognized on the “Local Employers” (#2) and “Largest Employers” (#8) charts with 7,778 local employees and 13,310 total full-time employees, respectively.

Crain's List 2018

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Employco in the News

Rob Wilson, President of Employco USA, was recently featured in a number of articles as well as a radio interview, follow the links below to read more:

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Rob was interviewed by John Howell, of WLS Radio 890 in Chicago, last Thursday regarding the financial impact of the polar vortex.

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Rob was also quoted in an article for KELO AM/FM on the same topic: The big cold snap will cost the United States billions of dollars

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Jim Fannin Show: Scaling the Wall of Scrutiny

Rob was recently a guest on Jim Fannin’s weekly podcast, The Jim Fannin Show:

“This episode of the Jim Fannin Show spotlights the mindset required to reach the formidable apex of peak performance in the most competitive situations, conditions and circumstances.  Reaching your ultimate dream or vision is NOT easy.  However, I look forward to providing a Sherpa’s take on the ins and outs of success mountain climbing.

This week you’ll learn:

  • How special guest and HR expert Rob Wilson of Employco USA prepares companies and their employees for a great 2019 (for a free HR consultation email Rob at robwilson@employco.com).”

Read more and follow the link to listen below:

Jim Fannin Show

The Military Money Movement Podcast

Rob was recently a guest on the MilMoney Movement Podcast, covering: “What You Need to Know About Lunch Break Laws and Unfair Bosses.”

“In today’s episode 13 of the MilMoney Movement Podcast, Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman are talking with Rob Wilson, the president of The Wilson Companies and a human resources guru. Wilson Companies is a human resource outsourcing company that helps businesses that do not have an HR department. Rob shares with us a topic that happens to many in the military community, but it’s not talked about a lot, lunchtime judgment. Do you feel like your boss doesn’t think you work as hard if you take lunch? Or, are you a boss that bases your impression of an employee’s work ethic on their lunchtime habits…”

Read more and follow the link to listen below:

MilMoney Podcast

Employco USA Hires an HR Coordinator

A human resource and employment solutions firm, Employco USA is pleased to announce the growing expansion of its staff.

Employco’s newest team member:

Rebecca CejaRebecca Ceja, HR Coordinator – a large portion of her responsibilities include providing 2 days of onsite human resources support for one of Employco’s clients at their headquarters in Itasca, Illinois. The other 3 days per week will be at Employco’s office in Westmont, Illinois, providing offsite support as well as HR responsibilities for several other Employco clients.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs, “I loved the first impression of Employco’s culture and with being dedicated to helping others with their HR needs, it is safe to say I found my dream job.” -Rebecca Ceja

For more on this topic, please contact Rob Wilson at rwilson@thewilsoncompanies.com.

Jim Fannin Show: Create a Winning Corporate Culture

Rob was recently a guest on Jim Fannin’s weekly podcast, The Jim Fannin Show:

“In this Jim Fannin Show episode, Rob Wilson of Employco USA shares his insight and experience of creating and fostering a winning corporate culture. Rob and I discuss decisive plans of action to help you win at work in hiring, onboarding, benefits, performance reviews and yes, even firing. Each of these processes contributes to the collection of corporate thoughts that govern the overall culture and success of your organization.”

Read more and follow the link to listen below:

Jim Fannin

No Lunch for You! New Study Says Your Boss Judges You for Taking Lunch Breaks

H.R. expert weighs in on new findings and why the research is so troubling

HungryA recent study has discovered that many employees are afraid to take their lunch breaks. Rather than appear ‘lazy’ before their manager or boss, they opt to skip their appointed lunch break…even though that can have a negative impact on their ability to perform as well as their general mood and well-being.

Rob Wilson, President of Employco USA and human resources expert says, “The study found that almost 20 percent of employees are worried their boss judges them when they take a lunch break. 13 percent worry that their coworkers judge them for taking a break.”

And, sadly, Wilson says that these fears are not unfounded.

“The same study found that bosses do indeed judge employees for taking breaks. 22 percent of bosses believe that employees who take regular lunch breaks are not as hard-working as employees who do not, and 34 percent of bosses say that they take into account how often an employee takes lunch breaks when they are evaluating their job performance,” says the Chicago-based president of the employee solutions firm Employco USA.

Unfortunately, says Wilson, this particular management belief (that employees who take lunch breaks are slacking off) can actually be harmful to a company. “Almost 90 percent of employees say that a lunch break makes them feel refreshed and ready to return to work with a clear mind. Other research has borne out the fact that taking breaks is good for an employee’s mood, precision and creative abilities.”

Wilson says it’s time to start changing the way that bosses think about lunch breaks and for managers to step up and start encouraging people to take their lunch breaks every day.

“Don’t think of it as losing money,” says Wilson. “But, rather a way to improve your bottom line and retain your staff. A happy, rested employee is an employee who is going to give 100 percent and be a credit to your company.”

For more on this topic, please contact Rob Wilson at rwilson@thewilsoncompanies.com.

Update: This blog post was quoted by Business Vancouver in an 07/17/18 article, read more here: https://biv.com/article/2018/07/one-five-bosses-are-judging-their-employees-taking-lunch-breaks-study

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