DesignHammer recognized again for exemplary workplace practices

Sloan Award Logo LogoDurham, NC — DesignHammer is honored to receive the Alfred P. Sloan “Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility” award for the second year in a row. The company is recognized, along with national employers of all sizes, for its use of flexible workplace practices.

This esteemed honor is presented by When Work Works, a nationwide initiative to strategically increase business and employee success through workplace flexibility. The award was accepted by David Minton at the North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) State Conference in Winston-Salem, yesterday.

“Early on, we recognized the importance of a flexible corporate culture,” said David Minton, managing partner of DesignHammer. “It’s continued to demonstrate benefits for both our employees and business,” he said.

Research has shown workplace flexibility to benefit employees while also helping businesses remain competitive. For example, flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks have allowed employees to work efficiently and with greater job satisfaction.

In addition, employees in effective and flexible workplaces have reported lower stress level and better overall health.

The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous two-step selection process. This involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs, which are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers. A confidential employee survey affirms the flexible and effective practices of a company.

For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a collaboration of the Families and Work Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation, aiming to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.