d-Wise Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices

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Triangle-based Technology Consultancy Receives prestigious When Work Works Award

d-Wise, a global technology consultancy based in the US in the Research Triangle Park area of Raleigh, NC and in the UK in Manchester, UK has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

This prestigious award, part of the US 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 extremely excited and proud as an organization to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said John Leveille, CEO and founder of d-Wise. "Our staff regularly expresses appreciation for the trust placed in them by d-Wise. They can see that our company policies and practices respect them as hard-working human beings who are striving to do their best work every day."

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 of applicants 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 Families and Work Institute.

“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.

For a list of winners check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state: http://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2014-when-work-works-award-winners-state-by-state

d-Wise will be recognized as a When Work Works recipient at the upcoming NC SHRM state conference in Greenville, NC on September 18, 2014.

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

Media: For more information, contact Keith Ward, Director, Global Marketing kward@d-wise.com or Polly Haze, HR Generalist, phaze(at)d-wise(dot)com; Eve Tahmincioglu of FWI at eve(at)familiesandwork(dot)org and phone number (212) 716-1842; or Kate Kennedy of SHRM at kate.kennedy(at)shrm(dot)org and (703) 535-6260.

About d-Wise:
d-Wise (http://www.d-wise.com) is a technology leader with the expertise to empower world-class life science and healthcare organizations to resolve their business optimization challenges, helping them rapidly harness and leverage data, systems and processes to gain competitive advantage.

With offices in the US and UK, d-Wise offers product, service and consulting solutions that help clients clearly understand technology options, interconnect manual, disparate and point systems and implement best practices for robust, reliable, and compliant infrastructures that optimize data flow and business process.

d-Wise has over a decade of experience tailoring data integration, data warehousing and standards solutions to meet individual client needs. That experience is rooted in extensive domain knowledge of SAS® software, clinical drug development and clinical data standards like CDISC. As a trusted CDISC® Registered Solutions Provider d-Wise also brings a unique blend of experience that includes direct participation within life sciences companies in technology implementation and integration, process optimization and multi-phased development processes found in clinical research and the related data continuum from capture through submission.

Within the healthcare and insurance arena, d-Wise works with organizations to help them understand and develop an analytic vision, and integrate and streamline data operations for rapid deployment of advanced analytics that improve operations, lower costs, and facilitate decision making. The company's broad range of experience includes data optimization for actuarial, quality, medical-management, and operational data marts and data warehouses, as well as support for fraud detection using data-driven and repeatable processes.

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.

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