2016 When Work Works Award Winners Announced

By SHRM Conference Today staff Jun 16, 2016

The Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute announced the 351 winners of the 2016 When Work Works Award, honoring employers that have created effective workplaces based on six components: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement. These organizations are model employers that have created effective and flexible workplaces that support employees’ needs while achieving extraordinary business results.

The 2016 award-winning organizations offer innovative programs and policies, beyond just telecommuting, that help employees and their organizations succeed. Examples of winning programs include:

  • Daily flextime.
  • Compressed workweeks.
  • Encouraging vacation.
  • Leadership development.
  • Employee control over schedules.
  • Robust wellness benefits.
  • Cross-training and job-sharing.
  • Mentoring and coaching.
  • Employee recognition.
  • Financial support for tuition and other professional development.
  • Phased retirement.
  • Paid time off for volunteering.

Winners receive national recognition as top employers and inclusion in the When Work Works searchable tool used by journalists, employers and job candidates, giving these winners a competitive edge in local markets for top talent. Check out who made the list:

Visit www.whenworkworks.org for more information on winner best practices, and check out Workflex and Managers Guide, the latest free guide from the popular Workflex Guides Series.


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