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WorldatWork Announces the Recipients of the Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Award

116 Organizations Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Employee Engagement and Work-Life Effectiveness

Jan. 11, 2016 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Award. The award is designed to identify organizations leading the change in today's workplace by creating and implementing successful work-life programs and policies. This year, the prestigious business award shines the spotlight on 116 employers honoring their approach to employee engagement and their commitment to the well-being of their workforce.

On March 9, a Gala Awards Dinner will be held at the WorldatWork 2016 Future of Work Forum in New Orleans to celebrate all Seal of Distinction honorees.

"This year, WorldatWork is honored to recognize a diverse group of organizations who are demonstrating that employee engagement and work-life effectiveness is a business imperative for organizations large and small. By understanding the value of investing in their employees, each organization has taken a critical step toward future business success," said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork.

Created in 2012, the Seal of Distinction measures the overall strength of organizations' work-life portfolio and success in creating positive work environments. Applicants are evaluated on work-life programs, policies and practices that meet the needs and challenges facing employees today.

  • Caring for dependents
  • Flexibility
  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Workforce experience and engagement
  • Health and wellness
  • Financial support and education
  • Community involvement

This year's recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals and hail from 30 states and the District of Columbia. The 2016 list includes 49 new companies and shows 67 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, 53 organizations have workplaces outside of the United States.

Here is the complete list of Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction recipients:

A.T. Kearney
ACI Specialty Benefits
Acxiom Corporation
AgStar Financial Services
Alston & Bird LLP
Amplifon USA
Babson College
BASF Corporation
Becton Dickinson
Bon Secours Health System Inc.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
Brown University
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Caterpillar Inc.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Children's Health
City of Kansas City, Mo.
Daymon Worldwide
Dell Inc.
Disability Rights Texas
Discovery Communications
Dow Corning Corporation
DRS Technologies Inc.
Emory University
Explorer Pipeline
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Feeding America
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Foothill Family
George Mason University
Gwinnett County Government
Hawaii National Bank
Herman Miller
Hill+Knowlton Strategies U.S.
Humana Inc.
IAC Applications
Johns Hopkins University & Health System
KGA Inc.
Life & Specialty Ventures/USAble Life
LifeCare Inc.
Lloyd's Register Americas
Marriott International
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mountain America Credit Union
MVP Health Care
National Futures Association
National Institutes of Health
National Security Agency
National Technologies Associates Inc.
NCR Corporation
Purina PetCare Co.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northwestern Medicine
Northwestern University
Norton Lilly International Inc.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Old National Bancorp
Oregon State University
Otter Products LLC
Pacific Gas & Electric Company LLC
Principal Financial Group
Redwood Logistics
Ryan LLC
Saskatchewan Research Council
SatCom Marketing LLC
Seminole State College of Florida
Sikich LLP
Smith Seckman Reid Inc.
Southwest Research Institute
Staples Canada Inc.
State Street Corporation
Summit Consulting LLC
SunGard Public Sector
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Texas Instruments
The George Washington University
The Karis Group
The School District of Lee County
The Standard
The Villages of Indiana
The YMCA of Greater Rochester
Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA Inc.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
UA Life & Work Connections, University of Arizona
University of Calgary
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania, Division of Human Resources
The University of Rhode Island
University of Maryland Faculty Physicians Inc.
Vectren Corporation
Veterans United Home Loans
Virgin Pulse
WE Communications
Wells Enterprises Inc.
WellStar Health System
Yale University

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WorldatWork ( is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.

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