The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.
The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.
Cami Hanson, Chief Operating Officer at Career Path Services, offered the following insight into the organization’s philosophy on best workplace practices:
“We are honored to be recognized by the SHRM for the When Work Works award. The award and concomitant survey provide valuable feedback from our employees that we can share with the entire organization, allowing us to foster a supportive working environment that enables us to better serve our customers.
Our employees are Ambassadors of Hope to their customers and the communities they serve. In order to enable this heartwork, we promote a culture that cares for our most precious resource: our people.”
In applying for the award, (name of organization) was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.
“These organizations developed HR policies and programs to support and maintain this environment, and they are reaping the benefits with increased retention, productivity, and overall success for their investment,” said Lisa Horn, SHRM vice president, Congressional Affairs.
The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.
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About Career Path Services
Career Path Services was established in 1971 through funds provided by the 1962 Manpower Development and Training Act, which President John F. Kennedy signed into law on March 15, 1962. It has enjoyed a rich history throughout the last four decades.
Our mission statement defines our organization:
“Career Path Services is a workforce development and human services nonprofit corporation.”
Our vision statement states what we do now, will do in the future, and how we do it:
“Empowering People, Enhancing Workforce, Enriching Community”
We strive for the highest level of performance excellence in all we do. We exceed all contractual, programmatic, and fiscal goals on an individual, team, and corporate basis. We endeavor to have the best possible relationships with our fund and referral sources by being responsive to their needs, treating them with respect and exceeding performance requirements.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative led by 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.