The Bethesda and Baltimore offices of CohnReznick, LLP have been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for their use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.
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 in Maryland and across the country.
“The Firm’s Baltimore and Bethesda offices have demonstrated how providing opportunity and flexibility in the workplace is a win-win for everyone – employees, the Firm, and our clients,” said CohnReznick’s Gary Perlow, Regional Managing Partner – Mid-Atlantic.
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 for 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 are 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.
CohnReznick will be recognized as a When Work Works recipient at an upcoming event hosted by the Maryland SHRM State Council.