Top 10 Employers You May Not Know, But Should
When Work Works Awards from FWI and SHRM honor innovative and effective workplaces
Society for Human Resource Management
NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 – 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.
Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced on Wednesday the 2014 winners of the When Work Works Awards, honoring employers that 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.
“The top 10 winners are not necessarily household names, but they’re 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,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute. “They are setting an example for employers both nationally and internationally.”
“These award-winning employers have embraced workplace flexibility as a business strategy, which, in turn, has helped them reduce turnover and improve employee engagement,” added Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative. “These employers provide a roadmap for others interested in helping their businesses compete and their employees navigate work-life needs
The When Work Works awards (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) are unique for their 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.