December 15, 2011
Contact: Lisa Watkins
Phone: 800.553.3445 ext. 106
WillowWood Named Top Place to Work for Second Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row WillowWood was recognized by Columbus Business First newspaper as one of the top 50 places to work in central Ohio. A team of WillowWood employees attended the November 9 luncheon and accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“This has been an insightful and rewarding experience beyond the recognition WillowWood has received,” said Dave Curtis, human resource director at WillowWood. “We’ve learned about benefits and creative activities other companies offer and opened internal conversations about new perks we could extend. As a result of our participation last year, we added flex time as a benefit and have received very positive employee feedback.”
The Columbus Business First newspaper’s annual ‘Best Places to Work’ survey focuses on employee morale, engagement, and retention for micro, small, medium and large companies. Medium sized companies are defined as having 100-499 employees. WillowWood was ranked as one of the top 10 medium-sized companies to work for in central Ohio.
The selection process began late this summer after WillowWood was nominated for the award. Employees completed an online survey that focused on workplace issues such as communications, benefits, company leadership, staff unity, and team dependability. WillowWood’s wellness program, which includes a new outdoor walking path, employee recognition programs, and opportunities for personal development were noted as outstanding benefits offered by the company.
Columbus Business First newspaper focuses on providing comprehensive business news for central Ohio. The weekly publication reports on business trends, leads, industry happenings, and area business leaders.
In business for over 100 years, WillowWood is a family-owned company in its fourth generation of leadership. Located in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, WillowWood is an industry leader in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of prosthetic products, including the Alpha® family of liners, the Fusion™ Foot, and the OMEGA® Tracer ® CAD system. With over 160 employees the company provides support and jobs for several surrounding communities.