The MIL Corporation proudly joins the nation in celebrating Certification Nation Day on November 1, an occasion that recognizes and honors the efforts of Great Place to Work® Certified™ companies dedicated to fostering exceptional workplace environments. This day provides an opportunity to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of these organizations that go the extra mile to ensure their employees thrive.
For MIL, this celebration of workplace excellence holds even greater significance as we’ve been a certified Great Place to Work for six consecutive years. To learn more about our certification, you can visit our company page here.
“At MIL, we believe in being more than just a job; we are a community that supports our employees through awards, recognition, and events,” said Marisa Daley, COO. “Our commitment to fostering a diverse, flexible, and inclusive work culture not only makes us a stronger organization but also reinforces our dedication to our incredible team members. We’re not just colleagues; we’re a family that celebrates each other’s successes and stands together through challenges. It’s a source of immense pride for us and so today, we celebrate our employees on Certification Nation Day.”
At MIL, our commitment to supporting our employees is certainly a cornerstone. With over 750 employees across various government agencies and corporate locations, we prioritize fostering a strong sense of community. Our MIL Capital One Arena Suite offers a fantastic space for team gatherings, concerts, games, and more, with frequent opportunities for employees nationwide to win tickets, fostering connections and camaraderie. Summertime brings fun activities for our Charleston-based staff, including waterpark days and cheering on the Charleston Battery soccer team, while our D.C. metropolitan area employees enjoy annual events like Kings Dominion and the beloved Crab Feast. We also honor our tenured employees with celebratory evenings, acknowledging their dedication to MIL, and provide opportunities for professional growth and networking through conferences and training. Our focus is on creating an enriching and supportive work environment, where our employees truly feel valued.
Great Place to Work® is a global authority on workplace culture, universally acknowledged by employees and employers for its role in identifying outstanding employee experiences. As Michael C. Bush, Chief Executive Officer at Great Place to Work, aptly puts it, “Certified companies put employees first.” The success of any company hinges on the well-being of its employees. Happy and engaged employees not only contribute to increased revenue and profit but also deliver market-leading customer experiences.
Great Place to Work research reveals that job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Furthermore, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work. They are also twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at career advancement. This data underscores the significance of fostering a workplace culture that puts employees first.
This long-standing commitment to creating a culture that values employees first is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our team. Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work, reinforces the importance of this day by saying, “Certification Nation Day is a time to honor and celebrate what makes your company great.” It’s a day to unite, come together, and elevate your company culture by celebrating your people, your values, and your customers.
At MIL, we understand the value of putting people first, and that’s why we are excited to be a part of Certification Nation Day. We take pride in the fact that our organization not only provides a great place to work but also values the contributions of our employees in driving our mission forward. We invite those looking to grow their careers at a company that prioritizes its people to visit our careers page.
On this Certification Nation Day, let’s celebrate not only the outstanding workplaces we have created but also the dedicated and talented employees who make it all possible. Together, we can inspire other organizations to follow suit and make employee-first cultures the norm in the world of work.