Vancouver, CANADA, October 07, 2019 – WISI America announced today that it is Great Place to Work® certified for the second year in a row. WISI America is the North American headquarters of WISI, a global leader for over nine decades in video reception and distribution technology. WISI has 11 offices worldwide and specializes in providing cutting-edge video delivery solutions to operators in over 150 countries.
Great Place to Work® certification is based on direct feedback from employees through an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.
WISI America is proud of its certification statuses, especially during a year of change. WISI, previously Inca Networks, underwent a major rebrand in 2019, and it was important to the company to maintain its strong culture and collaborative team spirit while redefining the brand.
“The certification helps us determine if the improvements we make are having a positive effect. It provides a framework for continuous feedback and improvement of our company culture, and most importantly, it keeps us focused on what is best for our employees,” stated Robert Bell, CEO of WISI America.
Early in 2019, WISI America introduced changes to the workplace to nurture its culture of transparency and continuous improvement. Regular employee feedback workshops were scheduled throughout the year to review and understand what employees value in the workplace. Based on feedback from the workshops, WISI America invested in team-building activities such as weekday hikes and outdoor activities, shared bikes for the team to use on local trails, and a new BBQ to host regular team lunches.
Another focus for the company in 2019 was increased learning opportunities for individuals early on in their careers. In recent months, WISI America welcomed several interns and co-op students to the company. The new team members, as with all new staff, received full industry and product training during their first week and attended regular Lunch and Learn sessions to learn more about the company’s history and the development of video technologies.
“Feeling both challenged and supported by our colleagues and team members is what makes working at WISI America so unique. We have many exciting developments in progress that continue to put our team at the forefront of innovative video technology,” said Bell.
Founded in 1926, WISI has consistently innovated video reception and distribution technology for nearly 100 years. With customers in more than 150 countries, WISI helps video distributors minimize operating costs while maximizing the scale and efficiency at every point in their network. For more information on WISI’s Inca, Tangram and Chameleon product families, visit wisi.tv.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.