Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive every day to maintain an environment that is not only flexible but also encourages innovation, creativity, collaboration, and professional growth
Frederick, MD (PRWEB) September 10, 2014
iHire.com has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success in both their Frederick, MD and Angola, IN offices.
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Lisa H. Shuster, SPHR, iHire.com’s Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. “Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive every day to maintain an environment that is not only flexible but also encourages innovation, creativity, collaboration, and professional growth.”
The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning, a culture of trust, work-life fit, supervisor support for work success, autonomy, and satisfaction with earnings, benefits, and opportunities for advancement — all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.
“These employers are making work work in innovative and inspiring ways and set an example for employers both nationally and internationally,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI.
“The When Work Works Award recognizes organizations that foster a culture of workplace flexibility and effectiveness, which gives them a competitive advantage. Their practices set them apart from other organizations,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative.
When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community. For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) visit http://www.whenworkworks.org. To view an interactive map of winners by state, visit http://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2014-when-work-works-award-winners-state-by-state.
Media: For more information, contact Lisa H. Shuster, SPHR of iHire.com at lisa(dot)shuster(at)ihire(dot)com or (301) 668-4424 ext. 222; Eve Tahmincioglu of FWI at eve(at)familiesandwork(dot)org or (212) 716-1842; or Kate Kennedy of SHRM at kate(dot)kennedy(at)shrm(dot)org or (703) 535-6260.
About iHire, LLC
iHire offers a network of niche job boards dedicated to specific professions, enabling job seekers and employers to reach their employment goals by focusing their searches. iHire provides job seekers a single place to find jobs that are posted all over the internet, including places like small and large business websites, government databases, and industry associations in addition to other services such as job coaching, resume writing/formatting, and more. For employers, iHire provides straightforward hiring tools to help fill open positions quickly and cost effectively. iHire understands that successful recruiting isn’t about a lot of resumes; it’s about the right resumes. That’s why iHire offers a niche focus with network reach, enabling employers a fast, affordable way to reach the right candidates. Visit http://www.ihire.com for more information.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) 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 annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit http://www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.