Greene Resources Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices
Receives prestigious When Work Works Award
About When Work Works
The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project. This national initiative 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. Some of these initiatives include work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling, and transition to parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs. It also includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces. This may include opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.
“Greene Resources recognizes that we can provide outstanding service to our clients while also demonstrating to our team members that they are the key to the success of the company,” said Mikio Anderson, Vice President of Human Resources at Greene Resources. “No matter the role, the work our team does is meaningful and impactful. We encourage ideas and collaboration without judgment or criticism – this is how we make each other better. We are honored to receive this award and are committed to continuing to listen to our team members, evolve as needs change, and improve every day.”
When Work Works Criteria
In applying for the award, Greene Resources 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.
“Considering that 78 percent of employers report difficulty recruiting employees for highly skilled jobs and 38 percent report difficulty recruiting for entry-level hourly jobs, When Work Works Award winners have leveraged this recognition opportunity to distinguish themselves as exemplary employers that offer new or enhanced options that help them attract and retain top talent,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute, the original creator of this award, and senior research advisor at SHRM.
“These winners have reinvented their workplaces in ways that benefit business and employees alike and are reaping the benefits in terms of employee job satisfaction and retention,” said Cassidy Solis, senior advisor, workplace flexibility, at SHRM.
To win the award, companies must undergo a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees. The assessment incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. A survey of an organization’s employees makes up two-thirds of the organization’s final score.
To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name.
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