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Maryland Employers Honored for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness

    August 15, 2013
    The MD SHRM State Council announced today the Maryland winners of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for their exemplary workplace practices.
     

    Given by Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, the Sloan award recognizes employers that have distinguished themselves in Maryland and across the country. Winners are identified through a rigorous selection process that involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices (from telecommuting to job sharing to phased retirement programs) and a confidential employee survey that also asks employees about other aspects of the workplace known to lead to employee engagement.

    "These employers are leaders in leveraging flexibility and workplace effectiveness (such as opportunities for employees to learn and supervisor support for job success) to attract and keep the best talent. They experience first-hand the benefits that an effective and flexible workplace has on their employees, organizational culture and bottom line," says Kelly Sakai-O'Neill, senior manager of applied research at Families and Work Institute.

    MD SHRM will recognize recipients of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility at chapter meetings throughout the state in the next few months.

    The Maryland recipients of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award are:

    • 5AM Solutions
    • American Society of Addiction Medicine
    • Aviation Systems Engineering Company (ASEC), Inc.
    • BDO USA, LLP – Bethesda, MD
    • CohnReznick LLP – Baltimore, MD
    • CohnReznick LLP – Bethesda, MD
    • iHire, LLC – Frederick, MD
    • Orbit Logic – Greenbelt, MD
    • The Center for Organizational Excellence – Rockville, MD

    An initiative of Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility are part of When Work Works, a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

    Award winners will be featured in the next edition of the Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work. Information about innovative workplace practices also will be showcased at a national conference on transformational workplaces and be included in business education programming by FWI and SHRM.

    For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, contact Eve Tahmincioglu at 212-465-2044 or eve@familiesandwork.org, or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 or kate.kennedy@shrm.org. Also, visit www.whenworkworks.org, and like us on Facebook.com/FWINews.