MSDSonline Ranks 9th on Brill Street’s Top 50 Gen-Y Friendly Chicago Companies

Brill Street's Top 50 Generation Y Employers in Chicago Represent Companies That are Incredible Places to Work
CHICAGO, July 13, 2012 – MSDSonline, a leading developer of sustainable cloud-based solutions for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) professionals, was named to Brill Street + Company's list of Top 50 Generation Y Employers in the Chicago area for a second time. MSDSonline President and CEO Glenn Trout said, “We are excited to be named to the list again and even more pleased to see our rank improve to number nine. What a great distinction it is to be considered among the top 10 places in Chicago for "Generation Y" to work. “Being that we’re an online business, the Y generation is a terrific fit here. In fact, roughly 75 percent of our company is composed of Gen Yers. They are a tech savvy group and their skills and ambition play a major roll in our company’s success and continued growth.” Part of MSDSonline’s winning recipe for attracting and retaining Gen Yers is its open door policy. Added to that is the company’s focus on cultivating an enjoyable work environment, which it achieves through its annual employee satisfaction survey and its employee managed volunteer committee, fittingly called the Culture Club. The Culture Club’s primary responsibility is to identify interests and organize activities that engage employees and help enrich the company’s overall culture — activities like its recent company-wide Ping Pong Tournament, philanthropic fundraisers for Chicago Public Schools, and monthly Culture Club Fridays where free breakfast is provided and socializing among co-workers is encouraged. Working directly with its Gen Y staff keeps MSDSonline management in tune with their interests and career goals, and that insight allows the company to adapt its work environment with them mind. “We try to make this a place people want to come to every day. And to be recognized for the open, welcoming environment we’ve created — one that appeals to and nurtures our Gen Y employees — tells us that we’re doing things right,” added Trout. For more information about Brill Street + Company's list of Top 50 Generation Y Employers, visit For specific information about MSDSonline's ranking, visit Brill Street + Company Brill Street, a leader in the human capital space, connects corporate America to Generation Y. Brill Street equips employers with the tools they need to hire and manage talent more effectively, while scientifically matching candidates with the perfect job and providing the tools they need to excel once they're there.

About MSDSonline
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, offering products and services for managing safety data sheets, reporting workplace incidents, training employees and administering other critical EH&S information.  The company’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions that help customers improve employee safety, streamline compliance recordkeeping and reduce potential exposures to workplace hazards and risks. MSDSonline has been recognized for the last six years on Inc. magazine’s list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. More information is available online at and on the official company blog at MSDSonline is an ICG (Nasdaq: ICGE) company.

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