The Council Awards



2018 Safety and Workforce Summit – Workforce Awards

Awards will be presented at the 2018 Safety and Workforce Summit during lunch on June 20, 2018.  Winners will be notified by June 1, 2018.


Nomination Guidelines

Nominees for Employer Awards must be private-sector employers that operate a business in the State of Wyoming and are in good standing overall and specifically with the Department of Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance Tax Division and Workers’ Compensation Division.  Further, all employers must be registered in Wyoming@Work to be eligible for an award.

Nominations are limited to the electronic forms provided and must be complete to be considered.

Each nomination must include a description of how the employer, working with the Wyoming workforce system, met the goal of ensuring that employers and workers have the resources and skills Wyoming needs to remain competitive.

Email nominations to laurie.knowlton@wyo.gov. Nominations must be received on or before Friday, May 25, 2018.


Veteran Employer of the Year

The Veteran Employer of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of one private-sector employer with established hiring practices designed to effectively recruit and employ veterans.

The award acknowledges the efforts of an employer that has used innovative approaches to recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans in its workforce.  The award focuses on results and activities that benefit veteran employers and veteran job seekers.

It is strongly encouraged to supplement Veteran Employer of the year nominations with supporting documentation, including endorsements or letters of support, newspaper articles or correspondence, or other types of supporting documentation.

Please use the Veteran Employer of the Year Nomination Form to nominate an employer for this award.

Judging Criteria

Judges will evaluate nominations and award points based on the information provided.  Categories and possible points are as follows: 

1.

Provide an overview of no more than 350 words, describing the employer’s hiring practices designed to recruit and hire veterans for employment.

25 Points

 

 

 

2.

Describe the employer’s policies that give preference to hiring veterans, refer veterans, or include any other policies which promote working with veterans.

15 Points

 

 

 

3.

Provide the number of veterans employed by the employer, the total number of employees employed, and the percentage of veterans employed by the employer.

15 Points

 

 

 

4.

Provide the number of veterans hired from January 2017 to December 2017 and the total number of employees hired at the time.

15 Points

 

 

 

5.

Identify and describe employer programs and benefits designed to recruit veterans.

10 Points

 

 

 

6.

Describe community activities that benefit veterans employed by the employer as well as veterans in the community.

10 Points

 

 

 

7.

Explain why veteran job seekers would choose this employer over other employers.

10 Points

 

 

 

Supporting Documentation

Scan supporting documentation, such as letters of endorsement or support for the employer nomination or newspaper articles, and attach them to your email nomination.

 

 

Youth Employer of the Year

The Youth Employer of the Year Award honors a private-sector employer whose efforts to recruit and hire youth age 16-24 have had a significant impact on youth across the state.

Your nominee should be an employer that is a customer of the workforce system and has used innovative approaches to attract Youth.  Nominations should focus on initiatives that have affected future and current youth employees positively as well as community programs that benefit youth.

The nomination may highlight initiates in such areas as:

·         Adult mentoring for youth which offers support and guidance to achieve success in education and in the workplace ;

·         Programs to create opportunities for youth in your community to gain experience and skills needed for attainment of                          education and work goals;

·         Employer policies that provide paid and unpaid work experience opportunities to youth;

·         Employer commitment to hiring youth based on ability and potential while recognizing they have limited experience;

·         Programs which encourage and promote leadership development opportunities for youth.

Please use the Youth Employer of the Year to nominate an employer for this award.

Judges will evaluate nominations and award points based on the information provided.  Categories and possible points are as follows:

1.

Provide an overview of no more than 350 words, describing the employer’s efforts to provide mentoring, leadership development, education support and work experience to youth.

25 Points

 

 

 

2.

Describe the employer’s policies that give preference to hiring youth, mentor youth, or include any other policies which promote working with youth.

15 Points

 

 

 

3.

Provide the number of youth employed by the employer, the total number of employees employed, and the percentage of youth employed by the employer.

15 Points

 

 

 

4.

Provide the number of youth hired from January 2017 to December 2017 and the total number of employees hired at the time.

15 Points

 

 

 

5.

Identify and describe employer programs and benefits designed to benefit youth.

10 Points

 

 

 

6.

Describe community activities that benefit youth employed by the employer as well as youth in the community.

10 Points

 

 

 

7.

Explain why youth job seekers would choose this employer over other employers.

10 Points

 

 

 

Supporting Documentation

Scan supporting documentation, such as letters of endorsement or support for the employer nomination or newspaper articles, and attach them to your email nomination.

 *Youth are individuals age 14-24.



Small Employer of the Year 2017

The Small Employer of the Year Award honors a small, private-sector employer whose efforts and initiatives have had an extraordinary impact on the State of Wyoming, other employers, workers, and the communities in which the employer does business.  Your nomination should recognize a small employer (499 employees or less) who is a customer of the workforce system and has created or used innovative approaches to best support the Wyoming workforce system’s goal of ensuring that both employers and workers have the resources and the skills Wyoming needs to remain competitive.  Nominations should focus on initiatives that have had a positive impact on current workers, future workers, and/or worker with challenges that may make transitioning into the workforce difficult (e.g., UI claimants, TANF recipients, previously incarcerated individuals, returning military personnel, individuals with disabilities).

Please use the Small Employer of the Year Nomination Form to nominate an employer for this award.

Judges will evaluate nominations and award points based on the information provided.  Categories and possible points are as follows:

1.

Provide an overview of no more than 350 words, describing the employer’s contribution to the Wyoming workforce system.  Identify workforce system needs, and describe innovation, partnership, and collaboration the employer used to build capacity to meet economic and workforce objectives for the state.

15 Points

 

 

 

2.

Describe the employer’s involvement with the Wyoming workforce system and successful support of Wyoming’s workforce needs.

10 Points

 

 

 

3.

What have been the results? Identify the economic impact or other measurable results relating to the employers, workers, the community, and the State of Wyoming from January 2017 to December 2017. (Example: new business, new jobs, upgraded worker skills, improved new-hire retention, etc.)

10 Points

 

 

 

4.

Explain how the Wyoming workforce system gained leverage, capacity, and advance from these efforts.

10 Points

 

 

 

5.

Identify those involved, including collaborators. Collaborators may include economic development and business organizations, educational partners, and labor organizations. Describe the benefits each collaborator received.

10 Points

 

 

 

6.

Describe the scope of this initiative, including the budget, human resource requirements, time invested, and timeframes. In terms of any or all of the elements identified above, what was the approximate cost of the endeavor?

10 Points

 

 

 

7.

Describe innovative methods or essential ideas that make the employer’s efforts unique.

10 Points

 

 

 

8.

Explain how others are using or might replicate these efforts.

10 Points

 

 

 

9.

Describe how the employer contributes to the community.

10 Points

 

 

 

10.

Describe why job seekers would choose this employer over other employers.

5 Points

 

 

 

11.

Provide endorsements/letters of support from economic development/business, educational, or labor organization(s).

10 Points

 

 

 

Supporting Documentation

Scan supporting documentation, such as letters of endorsement or support for the employer nomination or newspaper articles, and attach them to your email nomination.

 

Large Employer of the Year 2017

The Large Employer of the Year Award honors a large, private-sector employer whose efforts and initiatives have had an extraordinary effect on the State of Wyoming, other employers, workers, and the communities in which the employer does business.  Your nomination should recognize a large employer (500 employees or more) who is a customer of the workforce system and has created or used innovative approaches to best support the Wyoming workforce system’s goal of ensuring that both employers and workers have the resources and the skills Wyoming needs to remain competitive.  Nominations should focus on initiatives that have had a positive effect on current workers, future workers, and/or worker with challenges that may make transitioning into the workforce difficult (e.g., UI claimants, TANF recipients, previously incarcerated individuals, returning military personnel, individuals with disabilities).

Please use the Large Employer of the Year Nomination Form to nominate an employer for this award.

Judges will evaluate nominations and award points based on the information provided.  Categories and possible points are as follows:

1.

Provide an overview of no more than 350 words, describing the employer’s contribution to the Wyoming workforce system.  Identify workforce system needs, and describe innovation, partnership, and collaboration the employer used to build capacity to meet economic and workforce objectives for the state.

15 Points

 

 

 

2.

Describe the employer’s involvement with the Wyoming workforce system and successful support of Wyoming’s workforce needs.

10 Points

 

 

 

3.

What have been the results? Identify the economic impact or other measurable results relating to the employers, workers, the community, and the State of Wyoming from January 2017 to December 2017. (Example: new business, new jobs, upgraded worker skills, improved new-hire retention, etc.)

10 Points

 

 

 

4.

Explain how the Wyoming workforce system gained leverage, capacity, and advance from these efforts.

10 Points

 

 

 

5.

Identify those involved, including collaborators. Collaborators may include economic development and business organizations, educational partners, and labor organizations. Describe the benefits each collaborator received.

10 Points

 

 

 

6.

Describe the scope of this initiative, including the budget, human resource requirements, time invested, and timeframes. In terms of any or all of the elements identified above, what was the approximate cost of the endeavor?

10 Points

 

 

 

7.

Describe innovative methods or essential ideas that make the employer’s efforts unique.

10 Points

 

 

 

8.

Explain how others are using or might replicate these efforts.

10 Points

 

 

 

9.

Describe how the employer contributes to the community.

10 Points

 

 

 

10.

Describe why job seekers would choose this employer over other employers.

5 Points

 

 

 

11.

Provide endorsements/letters of support from economic development/business, educational, or labor organization(s).

10 Points

 

 

 

Supporting Documentation

Scan supporting documentation, such as letters of endorsement or support for the employer nomination or newspaper articles, and attach them to your email nomination.

 


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Laurie Knowlton,
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Laurie Knowlton,
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