Strategic HR Wins When Work Works Award!
Strategic HR was honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. Only 20% of companies throughout the nation qualified for the award.
This prestigious national 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 in Ohio and across the country.
“We are very excited to have received this amazing honor and recognition for our workplace practices,” said Robin Throckmorton, president of Strategic HR “I believe it sets us apart from other organizations and highlights the areas of our expertise.”
The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent 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 factors for 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 have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”
“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative. “These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”
When Work Works is a national initiative and a project of the Society for Human Resource Management that brings research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice.