Richmond, VA (January 25, 2013)
– Sheltering Arms has been recognized with the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2013 as designated by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP). The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. This year, 54 honorees were selected, representing organizations from across the country in both the public and private sector and from a variety of industries.
“Maintaining a positive work environment for our team members is a top priority,” said Ellen Vance, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Sheltering Arms. “We understand that our employees have many interests and obligations. Ensuring work-life balance is important in nurturing them personally and professionally, and allows them to provide dedicated attention and care to our patients during working hours.”
Applicants were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, and had to provide evidence of their support in areas spanning dependent care, health and wellness, workplace flexibility, financial support, paid and unpaid time off, community involvement and efforts to transform organizational culture.
“This second administration of the AWLP Work-Life Seal of Distinction represents more than a doubling of the number of employers who have successfully demonstrated leadership in workplace strategies and practices,” said Kathie Lingle, WLCP, executive director, WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. “The growing response to our challenge for change is evidence that organizations everywhere realize that enterprise success in this century requires new ways of thinking, managing and working.”
Sheltering Arms is the only Richmond area organization, and only one of two Virginia companies, to receive this honor. For more information, visit http://www.awlp.org/awlp/seal/index.html
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