Spanlink Recognized for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

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Advanced Business Communications Provider Receives Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award

Spanlink Communications announced today that it has been honored with the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This prestigious award recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the greater Twin Cities area, and across the country that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.

The selection process for this award is rigorous. First, employers’ flexibility programs and practices are measured against national norms from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. Employees are then surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.

“As a recipient of the 2010 Sloan Award, Spanlink Communications ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation. WFC Resources, Inc. is the official When Work Works partner for the Twin Cities region.

“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Rose Friedrichs, VP of Human Resources, Spanlink Communications. “By instilling workplace flexibility practices we’re able to help nurture a healthy work/life balance for our employees which results in a positive and productive workforce.”

Spanlink was presented the award last Thursday at the first annual Work/Life and Flexibility Expo.

ABOUT SPANLINK COMMUNICATIONS
Spanlink Communications is a leading provider of unified communications and customer interaction solutions. With more than 22 years experience, Spanlink helps companies exploit the benefits of virtual unified communications networks for business transformation. Spanlink applies expert advising, deployment, integration and managed services to tailor each customer’s solution and support plan to its business needs for transformational business improvements in productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Spanlink is a Master certified Cisco partner serving mid-size businesses and large enterprises. Find news and information at http://www.spanlink.com

ABOUT WHEN WORK WORKS
The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (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 project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century. http://www.whenworkworks.org

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