The Family Forward Leadership Award is an only-in-Oregon award, presented by Family Forward Oregon to honor one particularly inspiring workplace in our state. Each year we select one winner from the successfully flexible group of Sloan Flexibility Award winners — a leader among leaders. This award is unique because it focuses on equity. That is, it honors a workplace where EVERYONE can access flexibility, including short- and long-term paid time off, flexible and predictable work schedules, and equitable part-time work.
The finalists in 2012 were four top-scoring Sloan Award winners:
- Boly:Welch, a placement and consulting firm that connects Portland’s best employers with top talent.
- Cascade Employers Association, a membership-based association providing resources and consulting on human resources issues.
- Full Access, a nonprofit agency that provides case management and fiscal services for adults with disabilities.
- Rose City Mortgage, a mortgage company offering all types of home loans.
And the 2012 winner is…
Full Access! Based in Eugene, this is a workplace where hourly employees have the same flexibility and amount of paid time off as managers, where no-one (to date) has had his request for flexibility denied, and where the hourly employees were the originators of the flexible policies and culture that are in place and working so well today.
A big congratulations to the entire staff at Full Access! They are showing us all what a real 21st century workplace looks like – one that works for employers, employees and their families.
The 2011 Family Forward Leadership Award, the very first, was awarded to Rose City Mortgage.