Access Development Recognized by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management

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The "When Work Works Award" Recipient is Noted for Flexible Work Arrangements and Positive Workplace Culture

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Our goal is to enable our employees to live their best lives in and out of the office.

Engagement and loyalty leader Access Development has received a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices. The award was presented from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as part of its When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

Access received the award based on its flexible work arrangements available to each of its 150 employees. These include work from home options, compressed work weeks, paid parental leave, generous paid time off, and a reserve time off bank for emergencies and unexpected prolonged absences. Access was also noted for its workplace culture and approach to employee development and growth.

“Our goal is to enable our employees to live their best lives in and out of the office,” says Casey Kleinman, Access Development’s CEO. “We’re particularly proud of this award because it speaks to the dedication our employees have to their work as well as their families. We’re honored to play an important role for them.”

In applying for the award, Access was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.

“Considering that 78 percent of employers report difficulty recruiting employees for highly skilled jobs and 38 percent report difficulty recruiting for entry-level hourly jobs, When Work Works Award winners have leveraged this recognition opportunity to distinguish themselves as exemplary employers that offer new or enhanced options that help them attract and retain top talent,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute, the original creator of this award, and senior research advisor at SHRM.

“These winners have reinvented their workplaces in ways that benefit business and employees alike and are reaping the benefits in terms of employee job satisfaction and retention,” said Cassidy Solis, senior advisor, workplace flexibility, at SHRM.

The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.

To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name.

Additional information about the When Work Works Award and the When Work Works initiative is available online.

About Access Development
For over 30 years, Access Development has helped organizations connect with their customers and build revenue, engagement and loyalty through custom incentives, employee perks, and discount programs. The company’s private discount network of over 350,000 merchant locations is America’s largest, providing discounts of up to 50% on everyday items to millions of end users. Access also offers the nation’s largest mobile commerce platform, featuring over 200,000 merchants offering exclusive “show your phone” mobile coupons. For more information on Access, please visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative led by 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 and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.

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