From the Families and Work Institute:
Smart employers aren’t sitting back and letting burnout, work-life conflict, the skills gap or a host of other workplace challenges impact their bottom lines.
Today, the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced the winners of the 2014 When Work Works Award, honoring employers who have created effective workplaces based on six components: autonomy; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.
Winners are setting the standard when it comes to making work work for employees and employers, offering everything from compressed workweeks to pop-up employee-recognition “shout outs” and monitoring burnout, explains Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute.
The When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) is unique for its rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. And the Award looks at work practices and how they’re being utilized, reviewing individual worksites as opposed to company-wide policies. All applicants are measured against national norms from the 2014 National Study of Employers.
DMLO is one of 6 Kentucky workplaces recognized; a total of 284 workplaces won the Award nationwide: https://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2014-when-work-works-award-winners-state-by-state
Read today’s article in Business First here.