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JACounter Receives the Prestigious When Work Works Award!

JACOUNTER RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY WORKPLACE PRACTICES

We’re proud to announce that, once again we have received a When Work Works award. Below is a copy of a recent press release sent that we would like to share with our friends, clients and JACounter team members. Thank you all for helping us to be at our very best each and every day!

PRESS RELEASE

New Richmond, WI (June 2, 2016) – JACounter has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

This 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 thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Deb Henke, Operations Manager of JACounter.

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 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 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.”

To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state: https://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2016-when-work-works-award-winners-state-listing

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, visit www.whenworkworks.org

Media: For more information, contact Deb Henke at 715-246-8061and dhenke@jacounter.com, or Barbara Norcia-Broms at 212-465-2094 and bnorcia-broms@familiesandwork.org

ABOUT JA COUNTER
JA Counter was founded in New Richmond, Wisconsin in 1976 as an insurance agency, specializing in individual life, health, and disability insurance and employee benefit planning. We later entered the securities arena, thus expanding the opportunity to adequately serve our client’s needs by offering stocks, bonds, mutual funds, variable annuities, variable universal life insurance, retirement planning, financial planning, estate planning, among the many other services offered by our firm. Visit https://jacounter.com/.

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 www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.