Local recipients of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are:
Employer Solutions Group
Jakob Marketing Partners
Intermountain Financial Group
Christopherson Business Travel
AAA Fair Credit Foundation
Stoel Rives, Salt Lake City
KPMG, Salt Lake City
Deloitte, Salt Lake City
Software Technology Group
The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, as well as a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.
“One of the most remarkable benefits of all our innovative technology is our ability to work more efficiently – even from home – avoiding wasted time in traffic while commuting to and from work, allowing flexibility for workers to balance home with work and accommodate all the different schedules now commonplace in our society,” says Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber CEO and president. “Companies that accommodate their workforce with flexible work arrangements find themselves on the receiving end of dedicated and loyal employees. Our Sloan Award recipients for 2012 have demonstrated with their own actions and for our benefit just what it means to be a top-rated organization by creating that wonderful balance between employees’ needs and productivity.”
This year’s local Alfred P. Sloan Award ceremony, presented by the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center, will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center at 220 South State Street in Salt Lake City. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
The Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility is part of the When Work Works project,an ongoing initiative of When Work Works, which is a joint partnership between Families and Work Institute and The Society for Human Resource Management. These partner organizations provide research, resources and recognition to employers nationwide. The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century.
Each of the 2012 Sloan Award winners will also be recognized nationally and featured in next year’s edition of the Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work, published by Families and Work Institute.