Every year Family Forward Oregon invites employers in our state to apply for the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Efficiency and Flexibility).
The award acknowledges employers who are making workplace flexibility part of their workplace policies and cultures. They are effective, bold, and flexible. And all are proving that effective and flexible workplace practices can work in organizations of all sizes.
We do this because we believe in rewarding flexible employers for their commitment to a way of working that works for today’s families.
We also know that carrots are important — not just sticks.
And, finally, by highlighting the flexible workplaces in our midst, we hope to inspire others to follow suit. Being flexible isn’t just possible, it’s happening!
From 2011 through 2013, we also gave a Family Forward Leadership Award to a true standout employer:
- 2013: Cascade Employers Association, Salem OR
- 2012: Full Access, Eugene OR
- 2011: Rose City Mortgage, Portland OR