WorldatWork Wins Award from American Psychological Association

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WorldatWork has won the Arizona Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association (APA).

As the global association for human resource practitioners, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of creating a positive work environment where employees can thrive.

WorldatWork has won the Arizona Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA award honors organizations, both public and private, that are leading the way in developing a psychologically healthy workplace, one that integrates employee goals of health and well-being with organizational goals of performance and productivity.

As the sole winner of the state-level award in Arizona, WorldatWork is now eligible for the National Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, to be awarded in March 2009 in Washington, D.C.

“Poor working conditions are bound to adversely impact your mental state and health,” said WorldatWork president Anne C. Ruddy, CCP. “As the global association for human resource practitioners, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of creating a positive work environment where employees can thrive.”

“In this time of high job stress and increasing demands on employees, this exemplary workplace has made it a priority to create an environment that is sensitive to the health and well-being of their workers,” says Dr. Matilda Canter, president of the Arizona Association. “By rewarding this organization for their efforts, we hope others will take notice and implement similar programs in their workplaces.”

The award application process includes several steps. First, organizations complete and submit an initial application. After the application is reviewed by representatives from the psychological association in the state in which the company is located, organizations are selected for a site visit. In addition to touring the facilities, the state psychological association representatives administer an employee survey and talk to individuals at various levels throughout the organization including senior managers, human resources personnel and other employees. Applicants are evaluated on their efforts in the following five areas:

  •     Employee Involvement
  •     Work-Life Balance
  •     Employee Growth and Development
  •     Health and Safety
  •     Employee Recognition

About WorldatWork®
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WorldatWork 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.

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Erin Ryan
WorldatWork
Phone: 480-304-6824
E-mail: erin.ryan@worldatwork.org

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