ERC’s client service team accepted the company’s When Work Works Award from Cleveland SHRM at Corporate College East. Left to right: melissa koren, annie dohnal, sam marx, and Hayley McQuate
ERC is excited to announce that we’re one of three Ohio companies to win the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2018 When Work Works Award! This is the third consecutive year that we’ve received this honor.
This prestigious honor, which is part of SHRM’s When Work Works project, recognizes employers that excel at offering a variety of employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling, and transition to parenthood programs.
According to SHRM, the award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an applicant’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.
“This is a significant honor for our organization. It’s been key to our core values and longevity that we remain an employer of choice and continue to walk the walk,” said ERC president Kelly Keefe, adding that the company subscribes to an “F” workplace culture that includes being fun, flexible, and family-focused.
Nationwide, the 97 winning worksites in 35 states and the District of Columbia provide insight into the best practices of effective workplaces and related emerging trends.
Winners represent industries ranging from technology and manufacturing to finance and health care. SHRM adds that all honorees are proving that effective and flexible workplace practices can work in organizations of all sizes.
“After gathering 20 years of research on what makes workplaces great, it’s incumbent upon us to model behavior that attracts and retains top talent,” said ERC senior vice president Carrie Morse, who runs the company’s NorthCoast 99 awards program.
When Work Works is a nationwide SHRM initiative that brings research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practices.