Novi, MI (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
ProtectCell 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 Michigan and across the country.
“It is an honor to be recognized in this manner,” said Scott McLaren, President of ProtectCell. “We are proud that the team environment we foster and our emphasis on a work/life balance is being recognized on a national level. Since the company started in 2006, there has always been an emphasis on creating a positive, collaborative workplace. This recognition is validation of our efforts.”
“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, ProtectCell 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.”
ProtectCell will be recognized as a 2012 Sloan Award recipient at an upcoming event hosted by the Michigan Society for Human Resources Management.
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.
ProtectCell safeguards consumers’ wireless lifestyles by offering valuable services and protection compared to limited warranties and standard insurance. Known for its strong alliances with industry-leading partners, ProtectCell continues to evolve in order to meet the growing demands of both consumers and independent wireless dealers. For more information, please visit http://www.protectcell.com.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit http://www.whenworkworks.org
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