JA Counter nabs workplace honorFor the third year in a row, JA Counter has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
For the third year in a row, JA Counter has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
This award, part of the national “When Work Works” project, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the Midwest and across the country.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said operations manager, Deb Henke. “This award is, in-part, a reflection of our move to a results only work environment about three years ago.”
Workplace flexibility has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees as well.
“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, president of Families and Work Institute.
The Sloan Awards are unique for their two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from FWI’s National Study of Employers.
“As a recipient of the 2012 Sloan Award, JA Counter ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” states Galinsky. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”
Representatives with JA Counter assist clients in the areas of employee benefit planning, retirement planning, investment planning, as well as insurance and estate planning.