WorldatWork Receives 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

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WorldatWork was named a winner of the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility today, distinguishing the employer as a leading example of workplace flexibility in Arizona and across the nation.

WorldatWork supports an environment that recognizes that our employees have lives too, not just WorldatWork business hours. We practice what we educate our members on regarding flexibility and wellness and provide as much assistance and support to make sure that everyone here can be engaged, productive and focused on what’s really important in life.

WorldatWork was named a winner of the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility today, distinguishing the employer as a leading example of workplace flexibility in Arizona and across the nation.

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are awarded as part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Twiga Foundation. Through When Work Works, these partner organizations provide research, resources and recognition to employers nationwide.

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility recognize organizations that are dedicated to making work “work” for both the employer and the employees. Representing employers of all sizes and all types, winners of this prestigious award not only offer excellent workplace flexibility practices, but also use flexibility as a strategic business tool to enhance organizational effectiveness while also benefiting employees.

The WorldatWork focus on flexibility has measurably reduced stress and absenteeism. Employees enjoy the option of onsite yoga and fitness classes, regular chair massages, and fitness screenings. A unique teleworking program allows employees to work in the environment that is best for them. In addition to the Workplace Flexibility award, WorldatWork was recently named one of the Top 25 Workplaces for Women in Arizona.

“WorldatWork is not just an employer but, in many ways, a family of co-workers. There is a level of care and concern for the individual that is rare,” said WorldatWork president Anne C. Ruddy, CCP. “WorldatWork supports an environment that recognizes that our employees have lives too, not just WorldatWork business hours. We practice what we educate our members on regarding flexibility and wellness and provide as much assistance and support to make sure that everyone here can be engaged, productive and focused on what’s really important in life.”

Other Arizona winners of the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility include Intel, Clifton Gunderson LLP, IBM, Salt River Materials Group, and US Airways, Inc. (honorable mention).

Applications for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards were open to all organizations in Arizona with more than 10 employees that had been in business for at least one year. Applicants were evaluated in a rigorous two-step process, first comparing the employer’s application to nationally representative data from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers, and then corroborating the employer responses through a direct survey of employees.

About WorldatWork®
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WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is a global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides a network of more than 30,000 members and professionals in 75 countries with training, certification, research, conferences and community. It has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.

About When Work Works:
When Work Works is a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance of workforce effectiveness and workplace flexibility as strategies to enhance businesses’ competitive advantage in the global economy and yield positive business results. When Work Works is a project of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Twiga Foundation, with funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.whenworkworks.org.

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