ALPHA WARRANTY SERVICES, INC
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Steve Rosenvall, CEO of Alpha Warranty Services, Inc. “We truly believe that providing a valuable service to our customer begins with creating an atmosphere where employees are genuinely happy and excited about where they work and what they do.”
BANK W HOLDINGS
“Being recognized as a winner in the New Hampshire category is a great accomplishment for BANK W Holdings,” managing partner Paul Becker said. “We appreciate our employee’s dedication and have adapted a family-friendly environment, understanding that our teams share multiple full-time roles outside of the workplace,” Becker added.
“As a firm, BDO is committed to being an employer of choice and our employees overwhelmingly tell us that managing flexibility and work life fit is very important to them. The BDO Flex Strategy is a direct outgrowth of our commitment to employees and staying at the forefront of workplace flexibility,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “To be recognized with the Sloan Awards for five consecutive years is powerful evidence of the effectiveness of BDO Flex. These awards are especially gratifying because they use an employee survey as a major part of the evaluation process.”
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said BizLibrary President and CEO Dean Pichee. “We work hard at BizLibrary to provide the kind of culture that will foster growth, learning, and excellence. We belive that if our employees are happy with and enjoy their jobs, company success will be inevitable.”
“At Caliper, our primary mission is to help clients engage their employees by placing them in a role and an environment that they love,” said Dr. Herb Greenberg, PhD, founder and CEO of Caliper. “This honor is proof we’re not only recommending approaches to enhance workplace effectiveness and employee satisfaction, but living it. I’m proud to be recognized for an award I very much believe in, and even prouder knowing my own team is feeling the positive effects of a flexible, trusting work space.”
capSpire is excited and honored to be a back-to-back Alfred P. Sloan award recipient. We believe using flexibility and creativity as a workplace strategy – increases the success of our individual employees, our collective team, our clients, and ultimately, our business. capSpire increased our employee total by forty percent in the first half of 2013 and was recently named the fastest growing private company in Arkansas by Inc. Magazine. Winning the Alfred P. Sloan Award for two consecutive years reaffirms our mission to maintain a unique workplace culture as capSpire grows and expands,” says capSpire co-founder Jeff Hardcastle.
“We are honored to receive this award,” CEO Ward Morgan said. “Being an excellent workplace all begins with recognizing our employees’ aspirations and nurturing them along with a flexible, family-friendly work environment.” “At CivicPlus we are dedicated to our employees,” said Morgan. “We are committed to keeping a healthy balance between home and work lives. By doing this we are able to create an environment where our employees can thrive at being their best.”
“Early on, we recognized the importance of a flexible corporate culture,” said David Minton, managing partner of DesignHammer. “It’s continued to demonstrate benefits for both our employees and business,” he said.
“We understand that our employees are the single most important factor for our success and that flexibility on the job makes people feel valued and much happier,” said Erikka Buico, vice president of talent management at Dimension Data. “This honor reflects our company-wide commitment to provide our employees with the ability to balance schedules and workloads so that they are able to maintain a positive work-life balance now and into the future.”
HILL, CHESSON & WOODY HILL
“We are honored to win the Sloan Award for our excellent employee-focused practices,” said Todd Yates, HCW managing partner. “Earning this award reflects the positive work environment that everyone at Hill, Chesson & Woody strives to achieve.”
“To be recognized by the FWI and SHRM is a great honor,” said Todd Follmer, inthinc CEO. “At inthinc we are driven by the creativity and tenacity of our employees and we appreciate the recognition.”
“Receiving this particular award is especially exciting because it takes into account what our employees have to say about the agency,” said Joyce O’Brien, Executive Vice President at Laughlin Constable. “This honor truly shows how LC works with its employees to provide the best possible work environment.”
“ManpowerGroup was founded on the concept of flexible work models, and we’re proud to again be recognized as a leader and innovator when it comes to contemporary workplace strategies,” said Marty Nowlin, Vice President, Human Resources – North America, ManpowerGroup. “As a company committed to helping job seekers find the right employment match, we know what makes a great place to work. Our colleagues tell us our workplace is empowering because they find great meaning in the work they do every day, and their satisfaction is boosted through the flexibility, clarity and accountability embedded in our culture.”
MICHIGAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MIOSHA)
“We are very pleased that MIOSHA is again being recognized for their outstanding workplace practices,” said LARA Deputy Director Stephanie Comai. “MIOSHA provides an excellent example of how a public agency can create effective work practices to meet the needs of employees while providing the best service possible to their customers.”
MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION
“This is a huge honor for us and speaks volumes about our workplace practices and employee participation,” said Marshall Paepke, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer at Mountain America. “We work hard to provide flexible schedules for as many employees as possible, recognizing that it’s not practical for every position. But where flexibility can be offered, we do, believing that an engaged and happy workforce helps drive member satisfaction and loyalty.”
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Roger Levasseur, President and CEO OpenSky. “We believe that when employees are empowered and engaged, they are the driving force behind the success of a company. We are grateful to our employees for the exceptional IT problem-solving services that they provide and the award-winning growth and innovation that results.”
PERRY CENTER with DOD
“We have very high employee retention levels,” said Jeff Murphy, the Perry Center’s management services chief. “They recognize that while a lot of what’s happening to the federal workforce is simply out of our control and we can’t do anything about it, the management here has taken proactive measures to say, ‘OK, we can control some of these things, we can take some positive steps, so let’s go ahead and do those.'”
Nonetheless, he said he faced many of the same challenges other agencies have experienced when he first began to set up telework programs — some managers don’t believe their employees are actually working unless they’re in the office and subject to direct supervision.
“It’s something you have to fight against, and there was initial resistance. Most managers are used to seeing their employees every single day, but there are also plenty of organizations within the government, like the Patent and Trademark Office that have been wildly successful in shifting a great number of employees to telework,” he said. “It boils down to manager-employee trust, as well as training supervisors that there are tasks that they can have their employees do that are away from the physical worksite. It’s an added benefit to the employee and an added benefit to the employer. It reduces our office space usage, it reduces the need for parking, and it’s great for employee morale.”
“Our leadership team firmly believes that a flexible culture leads to the best possible work for our clients. We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to engage our employees and share our passion with the community,” said Dave Admire, Chief Integrity Officer at PlattForm.
“I want to personally thank our associates for this tremendous honor,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We are forging a new age of business productivity based on workplace flexibility, leading to even higher levels of client service and results.”
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices. As an organization we constantly strive to make it possible for our employees to be successful both in business and at home. It’s fantastic to be awarded for this effort,” said Brian Chaney, President of TACG.
“We are proud to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said James S. Metcalf, Chairman, President and CEO. “We are committed to making USG a great place to work and maintaining a workplace where employees can build a quality work-life balance.”
“At Woodbolt our people are our greatest asset and we as a company believe they should be treated that way. We want to ensure they maintain the best work-life balance that they can, because we know what that means for both productivity and personal happiness in the workplace,” said Colton Leonard, Chief Cultural Officer at Woodbolt International. “Our culture is strongly rooted in living a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it is important that we offer amenities for our team members to maintain healthy habits while at work and maybe even pick up some new ones,” stated Leonard.