The When Work Works Award Application Window Opens September 26

By Cassidy Solis Sep 2, 2016
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Bragging rights, national recognition as a top employer and a free benchmarking report are just three of the many reasons to apply for the upcoming 2016-2017 When Work Works Award. Get the recognition you need to attract and retain the best talent for your organization. Apply for the When Work Works Award between September 26, 2016, and November 18, 2016. Visit to learn more and to apply.

Mayor Sly James Helps Launch When Work Works Initiative in Kansas City

When Work Works is moving full steam ahead in Kansas City, Missouri, as When Work Works community partners Society for Human Resource Management Kansas City (SHRM-KC) and The Women's Foundation get set to mark the opening of the 2016-2017 When Work Works Award application window on September 26, 2016.

As part of the official launch of the 2016-2017 When Work Works Award program, SHRM-KC and The Women's Foundation hosted Kansas City Works: Creating the Workplace of the Future, where Mayor Sly James (pictured) provided welcoming remarks and over 200 attendees heard various speakers address best practices on attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees, ensuring equity and efficiency in the workplace, and implementing practices that support employees and their families.

SHRM-KC, The Women's Foundation and James are partnering with When Work Works to help organizations embrace effective and flexible work as a way to promote regional economic development; recruit and retain diverse, quality workforces; recruit and retain women in leadership roles; and further establish Kansas City as a great place to live and work.

"When Work Works will advance innovative, family-friendly policies that will put Kansas City on the map as one of the best workplace communities in the nation," James said at the annual luncheon of The Women's Foundation last December. "Ensuring that workplaces are supportive of employees and their families will help Kansas City businesses attract and retain dedicated workers that, in turn, will keep the local economy strong."

Other community organizations, including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Greater Kansas City and Central Exchange, support When Work Works in Kansas City.

To learn more about When Work Works in Kansas City, see:

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