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The When Work Works Award

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The When Work Works Award is offered through When Work Works, a national workplace flexibility initiative led by SHRM & the Families and Work Institute. The Award recognizes employers making work “work” with effective and flexible workplace strategies. Does your organization offer creative flex strategies? Share them and get recognition! The application process will reopen in August, 2015.

All When Work Works 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 When Work Works 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.


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

 OKC.biz Best Places to Work

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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