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The Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

The Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility is offered through When Work Works, a national workplace flexibility initiative led by SHRM & the Families and Work Institute. The Sloan Award recognizes employers making work “work” with effective and flexible workplace strategies. Does your organization offer creative flex strategies? Share them and get recognition! Applications are open January to April 2014.

All Sloan Award recipients are evaluated in a rigorous two-step process. Employers’ flexibility practices are compared with national norms from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. Employees are also confidentially surveyed on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.

“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 rigorous, 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 the National Study of Employers.

Great Plains Technology Center On-Line PHR/SPHR Test Prep

Great Plains SHRM

Beginning September 10th, 2012, in partnership with the OKHR STATE COUNCIL and SHRM, Great Plains Technology Center will offer a 14 week PHR, SPHR CERTIFICATION PREP COURSE—ONLINE. The instructor and guest speakers will guide the student through the 2012 SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM, reinforce key points, and provide experience based tips on how to prepare for the certification exam. Students will complete weekly assignments at their own pace, receive individualized feedback, and then join the group for scheduled chats with a successful PHR or SPHR guest speaker from around the state.

COST: $950* (includes the 2012 SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM, $695 value)

*$50 discount to members of an Oklahoma SHRM Affiliated Chapter
Cash, Check, Credit Card, and Purchase Orders (P.O.)


Enrollment Opens: May 1, 2012
Enrollment Closes - Last day for full refund: August 20, 2012
Books Delivered to Students Home: September 1-10, 2012
Course Website Opens: September 7, 2012
Final Chat - Course Website Closes: December 12, 2012


Phone: 580.250.5500 , M-TH 8– 8PM, FR 8-3PM, SAT 8-12PM

P.O. Fax: 580.250.5549
Be sure to mention your OKHR SHRM CHAPTER membership!


Oklahoma Prosperity Project

 Sponsored by The State Chamber of Oklahoma, the Prosperity Project is a nonpartisan issue education and election service that is comprised of a partnership of nearly 2,300 leading businesses, trade associations, and local chambers of commerce.  We believe that when Oklahoma voters are informed and engaged in government and elections – our economy, our families and our state benefit.

Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development (GCWED)


The Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development, comprised of 50 leaders from business, education, economic development, labor, non-profit organizations and government, recommends policies to expand and improve Oklahoma’s workforce, promote a knowledge-worker economy, and make the state more competitive globally.


Click here to connect to a portal that is designed to connect job seekers, employers, and community partners to the tools and resources needed to build Oklahoma's workforce.

Best Places to Work in Oklahoma


Best Places to Work in Oklahoma, a statewide program managed by Best Companies Group, is an exciting initiative dedicated to identifying and recognizing Oklahoma’s best employers. To determine the winners, Best Companies Group conducts a simple yet thorough company assessment that looks at both the employees view of the company and the employer's management policies and benefits. The results are used to establish a list of the very best employers in Oklahoma.

The State Chamber of Oklahoma


The State Chamber, Legislative Advocates for Business is the state's most effective lobbying organization representing all types and sizes of business. We are a unique, nonprofit, membership organization that represents all types and sizes of business, schools, cities, foundations, government and other non-profit organizations. We serve as both The State Chamber and the State Manufacturers' Association for all Oklahoma businesses.

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