Emory Receives Alliance for Work-Life Professionals Seal of Distinction
Emory University is among a select group of organizations recognized by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress for achieving success in work-life effectiveness. Emory has been named as one of 26 winners of AWLP’s inaugural Work-Life Seal of Distinction, alongside some of the nation’s top firms.
The Work-Life Seal of Distinction celebrates employers who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and practices that help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives. Awardees were honored at the Work-Life Awards Gala at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 17, 2012.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment,” says John Kosky, Director of the Emory WorkLife Resource Center. “When Emory first began looking at ways to enhance the work-life of our faculty and staff five years ago, resources and programs offered were decentralized and managed by multiple entities. Since then, our programs have grown tremendously with the creation of the WorkLife Resource Center in 2008. Today, Emory offers an abundance of resources and services in the areas of dependent care, elder care, workplace flexibility and financial security.”
Honorees were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, requiring evidence of support in areas spanning dependent care, workplace flexibility, health and wellness, financial support, paid time off, community involvement, and organizational culture.
Research by WorldatWork has long shown that a comprehensive, effective work-life program is good for employers and employees alike.
“Our goal,” adds Kosky, “is to further enhance Emory as a community that embraces a culture of flexibility and provides opportunities for both the University and its people to thrive.”