The 2012 When Work Works outreach efforts started in earnest last week in Minnesota and Round Rock, Texas, where the Williamson County Human Resource Management Association (WCHRMA) became the first SHRM affiliate to sign on as a When Work Works community partner in 2012. The WCHRMA chapter joins the Michigan Council of SHRM and Richmond SHRM as community liaisons to the program, responsible for educating and building support amongst local employers around workplace flexibility, promoting the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, and recognizing Sloan Award recipients.
Thank you to these SHRM affiliates and the other When Work Works community partners for their leadership on this important business issue! SHRM Chapters and State Councils interested in leading the When Work Works program in their community should complete the Commitment to Partner form.
Looking Ahead: In February, When Work Works will be in Rhode Island, where the SHRM Rhode Island State Council is partnering with the Providence Chamber of Commerce to host a workplace flexibility program, which will include a panel discussion with Sloan award-winning organizations. Additional stops are being planned in 2012 target states, including Nevada, Arizona, Missouri, West Virginia, Main, and New Hampshire, among others.
Reminder: The application process for the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility is now open so apply today! More information on this prestigious award can be found HERE.