WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2014 Seal of Distinction Winners
66 Organizations Recognized for Work-Life Effectiveness
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2014 — WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that 66 organizations have earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. The winners will be honored March 20 at the Work-Life Gala Awards Dinner at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Baltimore.
"This year's Work-Life Seal of Distinction honorees are an impressive group of employers that clearly understand the business value of investing in the people who do the work," said Kathie Lingle, WLCP, executive director, WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress. "It is especially noteworthy that a growing proportion of recipients come from relatively small enterprises across all sectors and a wide variety of industries. This trend underscores AWLP's premise that work-life effectiveness contributes to every organization's overall success, not just the big, well-resourced ones."
Begun in 2012, the AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace:
Caring for dependents
Health and wellness
Financial support for economic security
Paid and unpaid time off
Transforming organizational culture.
This year's winners represent a variety of industries — including education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals — and hail from 20 states and the District of Columbia. The 2014 list includes 24 new companies and shows 21 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, four companies with international headquarters are winners: BASF, Germany; Pearson, United Kingdom; Sanofi, France; and Takeda, Japan.
Fourteen companies have received the Seal of Distinction every year since its inception in 2012. They are:
About WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress®
WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue and elevates work-life thought leadership. Each year, the alliance leads a national awareness initiative celebrating October as National Work & Family Month. Recognizing that work-life encompasses a wide array of programs, the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals established the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP® designation in 2007.
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WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) 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.