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Senators Congratulate Sloan Award Recipients

Recognize organizations' workplace flexibility practices

Washington, D.C. - Achieving greater flexibility in the workplace is one of the key challenges facing organizations in the twenty-first century, and today Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl congratulated the 2011 winners of the Sloan Award for rising to the challenge.  The Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility recognizes companies that have successfully used flexibility to enhance both business results and employee goals.  The senators submitted a congressional record statement recognizing the 2011 recipients of the award.

"As this nation faces the reality of dual income households struggling to balance multiple time commitments, workplace flexibility helps to create a more productive atmosphere for employers and employees alike," Crapo said.  "Businesses that take into account their employees' needs often attract great talent, and when employees succeed both at work and at home, it yields positive business results.  Recipients of the Sloan Awards, including six Boise companies, should be congratulated for their family-friendly practices."

"As a former business owner, I know that businesses that help workers find a balance between work life and family life are rewarded with increased productivity and employee morale.  Any company is only as good as the people it employs, so it's smart to find creative ways to recruit and retain talented people.  I want to congratulate the Wisconsin winners of the Sloan Award and commend them on recognizing that putting the needs of their employees front and center can make good business sense," Kohl said.

The Sloan Awards are presented by the When Work Works initiative, which is a project of the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.  In 2011, the When Work Works initiative was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.