We are delighted to announce that there was a total of 351 workplaces that have won the When Work Works Award. They represent 43 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state.
Hear what our winners are saying about winning the
2016 When WorkWorks Award.
“At AACSB we truly believe that our employees are our most valued asset. We strive for excellence in every area of our organization and when it comes to fostering an environment that encourages work-life balance our efforts are no different. It is a true honor to have this recognized by the Families and Work Institute and SHRM, two of the most prestigious organizations in our industry and leaders in workplace research and innovation,” said Tom Robinson, President and CEO.
American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
“We are thrilled to receive this award for 2016. We strongly value and want to support our working parents and all our staff who juggle busy lives and personal responsibilities with the work they love. Given that we offer degree programs in holistic health and wellness it is only right that we do our part to help employees live what we teach and we have offered flexibility and benefits even when we only had a few employees. In fact, my main goal in applying for this award is to show other small companies that having flexible policies can not only lead to happier healthier staff, but can boost to your bottom line. Yes, you can keep BOTH HR and your CFO happy! Thanks to everyone at the Families and Work Institute, the Center for Parental Leave Leadership, and Family Forward Oregon for all that you do!” Erika Petersen Yigzaw CIO
Architecture Technology Corporation
“We are honored to be recognized by the Society of Human Resources and the Families and Work Institute as one of 351 workplaces who won the award across 43 states and the District of Columbia. We are proud to be noted for our exemplary workplace practices and proud to be recognized again, having received this prestigious award previously,” said Megan Lee, Director of Human Resources of ATCorp.
Association of Corporate Counsel
“We are beyond thrilled to receive this outstanding award for our workplace practices and standards,” said Veta T. Richardson, president and CEO of ACC. “Our association’s greatest asset is our employees, and thus, we take great pride in creating a work environment and culture that fosters success, both personally and professionally.”
“ACC’s success depends on the individual and team performance of all employees, and this award is especially exciting as two-thirds of the evaluation was derived from an employee survey,” said Patricia “P.J.” Trudeau, vice president and chief administrative officer at ACC. “As such, we are committed to investing in employee well-being and engagement in order to ensure we all benefit from global workplace best practices and have opportunities available for advancement.”
Atomic Object LLC
“Atoms are not only our most important asset, they are our only asset,” CEO Carl Erickson said. “Keeping tabs on how they’re feeling, and how we rank against other companies, makes clear business sense.”
BDO USA, LLP
“To be recognized with this award by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management for eight consecutive years is powerful evidence of our firm’s long-term commitment to our employees,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “These awards are especially gratifying because they use an employee survey as a major part of the evaluation process, which reinforces the value our people place on the flexibility we provide.”
Blum Shapiro & Company, P.C.
“BlumShapiro’s culture supports employee health, well-being and engagement both in the workplace and in their personal lives,” said Joseph A. Kask, chief executive officer of BlumShapiro. “Developing and retaining a best-in-class organization is a top priority at BlumShapiro. Our job is to ensure they have the knowledge and skills, plus the necessary mentoring and training to unlock their true potential. We are committed to providing our employees with opportunities for growth and helping them advance their careers in an environment that treats everyone equally, while respecting diversity.”
“It is an honor to receive this award and be recognized for our flexible work policies. We consider our employees to be our greatest asset. Supporting them in their personal lives is critical so they can come to the office ready to do their best creative work. Through this national recognition, we hope to inspire others within the profession of architecture to follow suit,” said Amy Donohue, Principal at Bora Architects.
“This award is beneficial to our business on so many levels. However, we find the most value as a validation tool for current and future employees. It is an absolute honor being recognized alongside so many other amazing brands. We will continue our dedication to our employees in an effort to be a 2017 When Work Works winner.” John Fenn, Co-Founder, Budget Dumpster
“An important part of our vision is to create an awesome work experience for our associates and to be the very best mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers that we can possibly be. This award is wonderful evidence that we are achieving our vision and building a culture focused on family. We are thrilled to be represented along with the other great organizations who are finding innovative ways to create a flexible and engaged work environment,” said Glen Kallas, Managing Partner.
“We are incredibly honored to have been chosen as a recipient of this award,” says Lisa Sterling, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Ceridian. “As an organization, we are focused on the total well-being of our people which extends well beyond health and wellness programs. Being selected for this award validates our efforts but also encourages us to extend our efforts even further as the needs of our people continues to evolve.”
“The culture of our team as honored by When Work Works has enabled us to attract and retain talented individuals which is why we have been recognized by Inc5000 Fastest Growing Companies Nationwide and Michigan Celebrates Small Business – Top 50 Companies to Watch. We applaud the dedication and commitment of our team to our customers as the reason why we are growing and will reach our goal to be the Most Respected, Most Referred Cloud Phone Company in North America. Thanks Team Clarity!” said Dr. Mary Welsh, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Chief People Person Clarity Voice
Sheryl Barlow, CWS Marketing Solution Architect, submitted a collection of surveys from CWS employees to nominate CWS for the award. “As I filled out the application, I became so thankful for my workplace. I started to think of previous workplaces where I would have had a hard time filling it out. At CWS, we have some degree of flexibility in every single category on the application,” Sheryl said. “People work differently. Some people need activity around them or their job entails teamwork in person. Others need to be alone in a remote office to be fully productive,” Sheryl said.
“As a company, we believe that families are a fundamental building block of healthy workplaces, and what works for families works for business. Whether through the products and services we offer or the way we support each other in balancing family and work, our goal is to promote a healthy society.” Ethan Demme, President and CEO of Demme Learning.
“Creating a cohesive team with a remote workforce means building a strong company culture and consistently supporting and reinforcing it using innovative management practices and technology,” said Bryan Miles, eaHELP cofounder and CEO. “Our workforce is our most important asset, so we’re honored to receive these awards, which validate our unique workplace practices. We’re proud of the company culture we’ve built, which has led to our rapid growth and high levels of customer satisfaction as well as strong employee engagement.”
Florida Virtual School
“We are honored to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Wayne Townsend, Executive Director of Talent Management for Florida Virtual School. “it is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of all of our leaders throughout the organization. We truly have the best employees in the world and we strive every day to ensure that they know it. I cannot thank them enough.”
GiftCard Partners, Inc.
“We are thrilled to receive this award once again. GiftCard Partners is proud to be a virtual company that has a shared vision of developing and maintaining a work-life balance. Employees are given the flexibility to create a schedule that works for them, the company, and their families while still enabling them to be active participants in team projects focused on individual and company goals,” Deborah Merkin co-CEO, GiftCard Partners, Inc.
Harrison French & Associates, Ltd.
“We are very honored to receive such a prestigious award in recognition of our work environment,” said Larry Lott, AIA, President and COO of HFA. “It’s our people who make the difference, displaying their true character and passion. We are very proud that they constantly seek ways to enrich our culture for having the best potential workplace to enjoy.”
“All Healthwise employees are given the flexibility to ‘do the right thing’ for their clients, their co-workers, and themselves,” said Donald H. Kemper, founder and CEO of Healthwise. “Our culture of respect, teamwork, and always doing ‘the right thing’ is the secret sauce behind the 40-plus years of our success. The When Work Works Award honors that flexibility and reinforces our passion to be a force for good in the world as we pursue our nonprofit mission to help people make better health decisions,” added Kemper, who encourages people to learn more at www.healthwise.org/culture.
The Hello Foundation, LLC
“Although the telehealth market is predicted to grow 18% annually until 2020, our success isn’t because we use teletherapy in our efforts. Our success stems from valuing our staff.” says Sharon Scheurer, Director of Operations.
“Our numbers speak for themselves. Minimal turnover, high retention, revenue growth year after year . . . regardless of a near virtual environment, we have successfully grown a culture of trust and collaborative professionalism.”
“We are honored to be recognized by When Work Works for our workplace strategies,” said Vickie Krolak, PHR, CP-SHRM, iHire’s Administrative Manager. “Key components of our culture include innovation, optimism, accountability, and collaboration, and it’s these things that drive our strong employee performance and ultimately our company’s successes.”
“KPMG is honored to be recognized once again as a recipient of the When Work Works Award. We know that creating a flexible, inclusive work environment is essential to supporting and engaging our people, and making us the clear choice among recruits, with our clients, and in our communities. We believe such an environment is also a key driver of innovation—when people can bring their whole selves to work as they can at KPMG, they’re empowered to think differently and share their ideas freely. The result is better solutions that support our individual and collective success,” said Barbara Wankoff, Executive Director Diversity and Inclusion, Work Life.
“At LaSalle, we strive to put our people first,” said Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. “We know that to be truly successful, you need to be able to bring your true self to work. This recognition demonstrates that we have effectively encouraged that philosophy. We are proud to be among some of the top companies in the country to create a great place to work.”
“Since the start, it was very important to us to create an environment that encouraged work-life integration,” said Sirmara Campbell Twohill, Chief Human Resources Officer at LaSalle Network. “We care about our people and want them to succeed and grow, both personally and professionally, which is why it’s imperative for us to create initiatives and practices to continuously encourage that.”
Leadership for Educational Equity
“LEE is honored to receive the 2016 When Work Works award. Our staff care deeply about our mission to end educational inequity. A top priority for LEE is to impact the lives of the children we serve and we seek to create an environment that maximizes our team’s efforts. It’s a privilege to be acknowledged in this way.” – Mike Buman, Executive Director, Leadership for Educational Equity.
Lexmark International, Inc.
“It might sound funny to say this, but Lexmark is rigid in its support of workplace flexibility. The value we place on work-life balance for all our employees has a long history here,” said Sheri Evans Depp, human resources director. “It’s gratifying that Lexmark’s stance on this has received national recognition for so many years.”
“Receiving this award is a great honor and further evidence that Lockton continues to evolve to meet the needs of our Associates and the current workplace,” said Joe Agnello, President of Lockton’s Kansas City operation. “We appreciate our Associates’ efforts in helping to mold our culture, which has made Lockton a great place to work and do business.”
Machen McChesney, LLP
“To be recognized with this award is quite an honor and in itself speaks to our dedication to Return Value at every opportunity for our clients, employees, and community,” said Marty Williams, CPA, managing partner of Machen McChesney LLP.
“MorganFranklin Consulting is thrilled to be named a 2016 When Work Works Award winner and leading employer of choice for our effective and flexible workplace,” said Ashley Baquié, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at MorganFranklin. “We are honored that our organization ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of our programs, policies, and culture. And what makes this honor especially valuable to us is that the results were backed up by our own employees through a survey. This award is further proof of our firm’s commitment to building an exceptional workplace by continually investing in employee health, well-being, and engagement.”
“We are thrilled to have received this award again, which is a testament to all of the flexible work options we provide to our associates,” said Barbara Bell-Dees, Vice President, Human Resources and People Services, NASCO. “Given this award is heavily based on responses from our associates, NASCO is proud to be able to assist our associates in creating a better balance between their work lives and their personal lives. Employers are finding that the ability to attract the right employees comes down to more than just compensation and benefits. Especially in an area like metro Atlanta, where heavy traffic can increase commuting times, employers can strengthen their appeal to potential employees and can increase job satisfaction by offering flexible work options.”
National Student Clearinghouse
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices and our staff,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse. “This award affirms that the Clearinghouse is one of the top places to work, not only in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, but also in the nation. As a winner, we rank in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of our programs, policies, and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.”
Palmer Johnson Power Systems
“From our company’s beginnings almost 40 years ago, our philosophy has always been to provide the best working environment and to treat our employees as our most important asset. Our company’s #1 core value is – we care about our people,” said Tara Conger, VP of Human Resources at Palmer Johnson Power Systems. “Winning this award supports and validates the reasons why we place a strong focus on our employees, flexible work programs and a culture that creates a fun and productive workplace. We are thrilled to receive this award and will continue delivering only the best employee experience possible.”
“PlastiCert is honored to have been selected again. Winning our first When Work Works award in 2014, we still learned a great deal about ourselves and implemented additional improvements based on the national results we were provided,” remarked Craig Porter, President and Owner of PlastiCert. “We were confident the improvements we made would help keep us at the forefront of progressive companies. Our co-workers are the key to making us a great manufacturing service organization. Recognizing that their focus can shift between work and home, and being able to help them navigate that, makes the organization all the more resilient and effective”
Point B Inc.
“Point B is such a great place to be,” said Point B Phoenix Practice Director Michelle Sirott. “Our culture and values are the foundation of the firm, and our employees pay that forward to our clients in our service to them. It’s an honor to be recognized for the very things that make us special…our culture and our teams.”
“We are thrilled to again receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Kay Lowery, HR Service Leader, Rho. “With 32 years of extremely low employee turnover, the When Work Works award is a testament to Rho’s commitment to maintaining a prosperous work environment, which begins by meeting the needs of our employees and their overall best interests.”
Roth Staffing Companies
“We took a gamble to implement coworker flexibility initiatives that no other staffing company has offered … and the results were far better than we imagined,” said Adam Roth, CEO of Roth Staffing Companies. “We put our coworkers first. When they are happy, rested, and fulfilled, they are more productive at work and experience more success. Our goal has always been to do the right thing for our coworkers, but to then be recognized for that effort is humbling and a great honor.”
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Stephen Lawe, chief executive officer of employee-owned RSG, which applies modeling and analytics to address transportation planning, market strategy and environmental management issues.
“It is a great honor to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year.” said Scott Brown, CEO and Founder of Sability. “As a Human Capital Management consulting organization, it is especially meaningful to be recognized for providing a workplace environment that supports the practices we advocate to our clientele.
“At Ryan, we believe that the work environment of the future empowers employees to achieve work-life success, and we are honored to have been recognized by the Families and Work Institute and SHRM, since 2009, as an industry leader in workplace innovation,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Since introducing a flexible work environment based on results achieved rather than time spent at the office, Ryan has realized unprecedented growth, increased revenue, lower turnover, and the highest client service scores in Firm history.”
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said TACG President Brian Chaney. “At TACG, we understand the importance of providing our employees with options for how they work and learn so that they can produce the best solutions for our team and our customers. We listen to their needs and assess the needs of our business and customers and it truly helps us develop and maintain an engaged and successful workforce.”
“At Tri-Digital, we understand the importance of supporting our team members and so we make it our priority to create a fun and challenging workplace, encouraging business and employee success, so we are thrilled to be honored with the 2016 When Work Works Award!” Hilary Laney, President.
W. S. Badger Company, Inc
“We believe that happy employees make for a happier, healthier workplace and receiving this award is both an honor and a validation of our efforts,” said Emily Hall-Warren, Director of Administration at Badger. “What’s wonderful is that many of the unique benefits we offer, such as free organic lunch, Babies at Work, company childcare, extended and paid extended parental leave, are the result of employee feedback and suggestions. So in many ways, we truly are an employee-led company.”