Perspectives Ltd Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices

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Receives prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

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Perspectives Ltd has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Chicagoland and across the country.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility," said Bernie Dyme, President and CEO of Perspectives. "We believe in helping our customer organizations achieve exemplary workplace practices, and receiving this honor validates that we do this for our own employees as well. As we see it, our employees are our greatest asset and we owe our success to their efforts and contributions."

Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees.

"Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health," said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute, which administers the awards with the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers' flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.

"As a recipient of the 2012 Sloan Award, Perspectives ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace," Galinsky said. "In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace."

When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit http://www.whenworkworks.org

ABOUT PERSPECTIVES LTD

Perspectives Ltd is a Chicago-based workplace resources firm specializing in the nationwide delivery of employee assistance programs (EAPs), managed behavioral healthcare, work/life services, organizational development and wellness. We believe in taking an individualized approach with each customer organization and creating tailored solutions that have practical applications in their workplace. http://www.perspectivesltd.com.

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