The Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced the winners of the 2014 When Work Works Award, honoring employers who have created effective workplaces based on six components: autonomy; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.
Company culture is one of the top five most important factors job seekers consider before accepting a new job, according to a Glassdoor survey. To help job seekers identify employers with the highest rated company cultures, Glassdoor has revealed its inaugural list of the Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values (2014). Some shared themes among the top 25 include having a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, a family-like environment and genuinely standing behind company values.
"The data point that sparked this particular study was that our senior female attrition was running higher than our senior male attrition – for a company seriously invested in making progress in the numbers of women we have in senior roles, that was a troubling statistic. More concerning was that nobody seemed to have a good idea of why this was the case.
The study included 500 men and women who had left the firm on a voluntary basis over a 24 month period and was carried out as both an online survey and follow-up phone interviews."
Dave Lissy is the Chief Executive Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a company which works with nearly 1,000 of today’s leading employers, including more than 130 of the FORTUNE 500, to provide benefits that yield improved productivity, job satisfaction and engagement, and overall well-being for their employees.