CRO Rho has received the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
The award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in North Carolina and across the country.
Workplace flexibility, such as flex-time, part-time and compressed work weeks, has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefitting employees. Flexibility in combination with other aspects of an effective workplace, such as learning opportunities and supervisor support for job success, can have an impact on employee engagement and motivation.
“Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health,” said Ellen Galinsky, FWI president.
The Sloan Awards involve a two-step selection process, including an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.
“As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, Rho ranks among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” Galinsky said.