Greenville, SC, USA – February 4, 2015 – aeSolutions has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success in both the Greenville corporate headquarters and Anchorage offices.
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country.
“One of aeSolutions’ core values is respect: honor for all through trusting, open, and inclusive relationships. From our careful hiring process, to our training and development tools, to our frequent staff appreciation events, employees see and understand that the company respects them, which in turn brings respect back to the company. Mutual respect ensures that when an employee is facing a challenging life situation such as caring for a sick loved one, taking time to attend school events, or even relocating due to a family emergency, they feel comfortable approaching their manager, explaining their situation, and together finding flexible solutions that allow for needs of both the individual and the company to be met. This has let us meet potentially disruptive events head-on, and has contributed to long-term retention, a reputation for being family-friendly, and stronger bonds throughout our workforce,” states Kathy Shell, CEO, aeSolutions.
The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: 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 – all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.
“These employers are making work work in innovative and inspiring ways and set an example for employers both nationally and internationally,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute.
“The When Work Works Award recognizes organizations that foster a culture of workplace flexibility and effectiveness, which gives them a competitive advantage. Their practices set them apart from other organizations,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative.
For a list of winners check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state: http://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2014-when-work-works-award-winners-state-by-state
When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.
For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) visit www.whenworkworks.org
Media: For more information, contact Jodi Pietrowski of aeSolutions at Jodi.firstname.lastname@example.org and (864) 404-3074; Eve Tahmincioglu of FWI at email@example.com and phone number (212) 716-1842; or Kate Kennedy of SHRM at firstname.lastname@example.org and (703) 535-6260.
In business since 1998, aeSolutions is a complete supplier of performance-based process safety engineering and automation solutions. To fulfill their mission of continuously improving the safety performance of the process industry, they utilize proven processes to help ensure consistent project execution and help customers optimize production, quality, and safety. aeSolutions is committed to providing engineering services that enable their clients to sustainably own, operate, and maintain their process facilities.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.