Recipient of the 'When Work Works' Award — 6 years in a row!

COE is a when work works 2018 award winnerRockville, MD (November 8, 2018) – The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) has been honored with a 2018 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.

The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.

“We are very honored to have received the ‘When Work Works’ Award every year since 2013. It is a testament to the culture of care that we have created at COE. We care for the well-being of our employees, both at work and at home; our employees demonstrate the same commitment of care for our clients and the success of the company,” said Everett Marshall, Director of People, Performance and Culture. “This dynamic is instrumental for us to achieve the high level of quality that we expect from our COE Citizens.”

COE's Everett Marshall and Alex Goodrich showing off the company fleeceIn applying for the award, COE was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.

“These organizations developed HR policies and programs to support and maintain this environment, and they are reaping the benefits with increased retention, productivity, and overall success for their investment,” said Lisa Horn, SHRM vice president, Congressional Affairs.

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 employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.

To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name.

Additional information about the When Work Works Award and the When Work Works initiative is available online.

Media: For details and to request an interview, contact Alex Goodrich by email at alex.goodrich@center4oe.com.

 

About COE

For nearly 35 years, COE has been a trusted partner in helping our clients transform their organizations and programs to more efficiently and effectively accomplish their mission. We help our clients achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes by designing and delivering strategy and development consulting solutions in the areas of organizational effectiveness, human capital, information technology and data management. Visit www.center4oe.com and follow us on Twitter @4orgexcellence.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative led by 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.