The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) recently announced the list of honorees for its Workforce Leader Awards. BerganKDV was named an honoree in the Most Effective Marketing and Recruitment Campaign category for the firm’s annual Xperience (XP) student event. XP is a two-day exclusive recruiting event that gives students an opportunity to experience what life looks like inside a professional services firm by allowing them to network amongst other students and industry professionals and learn more about the internship and staff opportunities available at BerganKDV. For the past two years, BerganKDV has hosted the event virtually to accommodate COVID-19 safety procedures, bringing together students from all seven of the firm’s markets.
The Workforce Leader Awards were designed to recognize companies in the Corridor area who excel in their respective industry and best practices. There were four categories in which honorees were selected including Best Internship Program, Most Effective Training for Existing Employment Needs, Best Retention Strategy and Most Effective Marketing and Recruitment Campaign. BerganKDV along with the other honorees will be celebrated at an upcoming breakfast event and will be featured in the September issue of the weekly CBJ.
“Our team is honored to be included as a category winner and have worked diligently to ensure the excitement around XP was maintained throughout the pandemic,” said Britt Von Roden, People First Director at BerganKDV. “XP is an informative and one-of-kind opportunity that greatly benefits students in the Corridor and our other markets. We knew we needed to come together and create an engaging virtual format so students could safely experience what BerganKDV has to offer, and I am so proud of the results we have been able to deliver these past couple of years.”
This is the first time that BerganKDV has earned a CBJ Workforce Leader Award. The firm has provided professional services to the Corridor community for over 20 years. They have an office in Cedar Rapids which opened in 2001, and an office in Coralville which opened in 2007. There are around 58 BerganKDV team members between the two office locations who assist Corridor residents with their financial, business and technology needs.