JA Counter has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.
The 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 in Wisconsin and across the country.
“We are excited to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Deb Henke, Operations Manager. “This award is a reflection of our continued commitment to a results only work environment we started a little over six years ago.”
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: https://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2014-when-work-works-award-winners-state-by-state
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 www.whenworkworks.org