“Our talent management and 360° feedback processes are not treated as exercises to be checked off but rather as part of the continuous improvement on our culture..." explains Stasia Zwisler, vice president of HR, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Lake Forest, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) April 19, 2011
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has made the 2011 Honor Roll for the Center for Companies That Care.
The Honor Roll, a national list recognizing employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, includes privately-held and publicly-traded organizations, as well as not-for-profit employers.
“Our talent management and 360° feedback processes are not treated as exercises to be checked off but rather as part of the continuous improvement on our culture so messages resulting from them are acted upon and employees’ skills are strengthened,” explains Stasia Zwisler, vice president of HR and fundraising, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Companies that care respect employees and are committed to community service. They demonstrate 10 Characteristics that go to appreciating people, work/life balance, and giving back. This uniqueness defines the standard for all organizations that strive to be recognized as best places to work and being socially responsible.
“Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has a record of continuous improvement. The school seeks feedback from employees and clients and makes changes to meet their needs where possible. As a result of survey responses, enhancements were made for their development programs,” says Marci Koblenz, founder and president, Center for Companies That Care. “The school also helped elementary students’ reading skills improve by donating books to classrooms.”
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management’s Corporate Education Program was hit hard by the economic downturn. The school had to react quickly to the changing needs of their clients and the corresponding effects on their business. They chose to respond to the crisis by adhering to their core values and continuing to recognize the importance of people in fulfilling their missions. Employees have provided positive feedback on how the school responded to the crisis and indicated appreciation for the frequent and candid communication.
Honor Roll recipients will be officially honored at a 360° engagement conference in Portland in May, where Joseph Grenny, the author of “Crucial Conversations,” is keynoting. Many Honor Roll organizations will be sharing their best practices during the conference. It is open to the public.
Center for Companies That Care is a national, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging employers in improving the lives of employees, families and communities.
If you’re interested in applying for the 2012 Honor Roll, or would like to see the full 2011 Honor Roll, please visit http://www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.