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Category: Healthy Practices

APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (2010)



Sponsor: The American Psychological Association

Description:
“Employers who understand the link between employee well-being and organizational performance are best positioned for success in the economic recovery…APA recognized five organizations for their comprehensive efforts to promote employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance.”

Methodology:
“Psychologically healthy workplace practices fall into five categories: employee involvement; health and safety; employee growth and development; work-life balance and employee recognition. Employee participation in decision making, skills training and leadership development, flexible work arrangements, and programs promoting healthy lifestyle and behavior choices are just a few of the practices that contribute to a psychologically healthy workplace. The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) program has both local- and national-level components. APA’s PHWA spans North America and is designed to showcase the very best from among the winners recognized by APA’s affiliated state, provincial and territorial psychological associations. Nominees are selected from a pool of previous local winners and evaluated on their workplace programs and policies in the areas of employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance and employee recognition. Awards are given to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as government, military and educational institutions.”

Link:
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/03/workplace-awards.aspx

Last Updated:
April 2010

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