AWLP in Search of Innovative Work-Life Programs and Rising Stars

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Now Accepting Applications for 2009 Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award and Work-Life Rising Star Nominations

What do Sun Microsystems, Ernst & Young, The U.S. Army, and Massachusetts General Hospital all have in common? They have all been recipients of the AWLP Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award. The highest honor offered by AWLP, the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award, showcases programs and policies that demonstrate excellence in enhancing and promoting work-life effectiveness while achieving organizational goals.

Past award winners exemplify forward-thinking organizations that realize the strategic correlation between work-life balance and organizational productivity. Winning programs create a more engaged workforce; enable employees to feel more successful in all aspects of their life; and attract, motivate, and retain talented people.

AWLP also needs your help identifying stellar, up-and-coming professionals who embody passion for change, for work and for life as a Work-Life Rising Star. Recognition is given to innovative, high-potential career starters or individual mid-career contributors who exhibit a combination of professional and personal attributes that demonstrate emerging leadership and growing contributions to the work-life community. Others who are familiar with their work and can describe and verify their achievement(s) must nominate candidates.

Award criteria and free application and nomination forms are now available at The deadline is Nov. 14, 2008; winners will be notified in February 2009.

Awards will be publicly presented at the annual WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference being held May 31-June 3 in Seattle, Wash.

About Alliance for Work-Life Progress®:
Alliance for Work-Life Progress ( is dedicated to advancing work-life as a business strategy integrating work, family and community. An entity of WorldatWork, AWLP defines and recognizes innovation and best practices, facilitates dialogue among various sectors and promotes work-life thought leadership.

About WorldatWork®
The Total Rewards Association
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 Washington, D.C. and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Marcia Rhodes, APR
Media Relations
Direct: 480/304-6885
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