2013 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Effective and Flexible Workplaces
The 2013 Sloan Award Employer Application is now open. For more information, visit the When Work Works web site, or register and begin your application today. This PDF version of the application is available for you to review the questions, but official applications must be completed online.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce honored 23 worksites of 20 companies at the 2012 Celebration of Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility August 7, 2012. Judy Hsu, co-anchor of ABC7 Chicago News This Morning, presented awards to the Chicagoland winners and finalists of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for their exemplary workplace practices. Judy Hsu was an appropriate emcee as she is a role model for balancing family and career. She understands that flexibility has helped employees to be able to be better parents, which is a special interest of hers.
Hsu asked each award recipient, “What is your good news today?” Pictured above is Judy Hsu with Tracy Hagan and Dan Cronin, Turner Construction Company.
Over 140 guests began the celebration with visits to 12 resource exhibits of behavioral health and employee assistance services. The awards presentation was followed by remarks from Dan Conti, Senior Vice President Human Resources & Employee Assistance Programs & Work-Life at JPMorgan Chase.
The Chicagoland Chamber was the official host of the 2012 awards in metropolitan Chicago. The Sloan Awards has been an annual project of the Chamber’s Workplace Well-Being Committee chaired by Chamber Board Director Dr. Paul Handel, Health Care Services Corporation.
The Chicagoland recipients of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Awards are:
Photos are posted on http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagolandchamber/ pages 21 to 24.
Objective & Outcomes
The 23 worksites of 20 companies were identified through a rigorous selection process, which involved an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices and a confidential employee survey at worksite locations. Flexibility includes such practices as compressed workweeks, alternate work schedules, telecommuting and part-time and job share opportunities. The survey also looked at transportation opportunities like rideshare and shuttles to take the stress out of getting to and from work along with quality of life benefits for healthcare, childcare and eldercare.
Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) lead When Work Works, a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace effectiveness and flexibility.
2013 is the Sloan Awards ninth year. The prestigious awards program administered by When Work Works has a nation-wide application base. Any employer in the U.S. with 10 or more employees can apply. Applicants are evaluated in a rigorous two-step process, first comparing the employer’s application to nationally representative data from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers, and then corroborating the employer responses through a survey of employees.
SHRM Workplace Flexibility Resources: www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/benefits/Pages/workflex.aspx
Life Meets Work: www.lifemeetswork.com
When Work Works: www.whenworkworks.org
National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility: www.dol.gov/wb/media/natldialogue2.htm
Peggy Luce, CAE, Chamber Vice President, (312)-494-6745, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated on 2013-01-17 11:08:14.625