Irvine, Calif. — Decision Toolbox, a nationwide provider of project based hiring and on-demand Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), has been honored with the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
Just 262 companies nationwide received this prestigious award, which is part of the national When Work Works project. Decision Toolbox was also honored in 2009.
“Creating flexible work options is the ultimate win-win for businesses,” says Kim Shepherd, CEO of Decision Toolbox. “Our virtual workplace enables us to hire the best talent in the industry, no matter where they live. We’ve hired a team of star performers and empowered them to reach their performance targets in their own way, from a home office. We are hyper-focused on continually creating new forms of cultural glue, from virtual water coolers to wellness challenges. This cultural glue has helped us build a team that is happy and loyal. We are so proud and grateful for being recognized twice with the Alfred P. Sloan Award.”
Workplace flexibility—such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks—has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees as well.
“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,” states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute (FWI), a research think tank on workforce and workplace trends that administers the awards.
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 FWI’s National Study of Employers.
“As a recipient of the 2011 Sloan Award, Decision Toolbox ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” states Galinsky. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”
When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute first funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2011, the Society for Human Resource Management and FWI formed a ground-breaking, multi-year partnership to grow When Work Works and help businesses become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.
For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.
ABOUT DECISION TOOLBOX
Founded in 1992, Decision Toolbox provides scalable and easily integrated recruitment solutions for a 7% cost per hire on average while incorporating rigorous quality controls and a twelve-month candidate guarantee. Armed with the very latest tools and a team of seasoned US-based Recruiters and Sourcers, Decision Toolbox is an on-demand recruiting department for one critical search, for large projects, or a complete RPO/RPI solution. Decision Toolbox has taken a leadership role in almost every aspect of recruitment, introducing an RPO offering in 2000, four years before it became industry practice.
DT is recognized as a “Thought Leader” by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA. DT is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company, the Gold Standard. WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.
ABOUT WHEN WORK WORKS
When Work Works is a leading national initiative to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of rigorous research and employer best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation, and administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. www.whenworkworks.org @FWInews
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