When Work Works is a nationwide initiative to encourage employers to bring effectiveness and flexibility into their workplaces. It is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management and Families and Work Institute. Here in the Twin Cities, the project is coordinated by a diverse committee of representatives from local organizations and companies.
Since it began in 2005 many outstanding employers have been presented with the Alfred P. Sloan award, which recognizes their use of flexible and effective practices to achieve both employee and business goals. This year, the awards will be presented at the September 13, 2012 event.
The When Work Works initiative is grounded in the results of research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility that has found employees in effective and flexible workplaces are more likely to be engaged in their jobs and committed to helping their company succeed; plan to remain with their employer; and feel satisfied with their jobs.