Novo Group Attracts and Retains Top Talent With Workplace Flexibility Options
Posted by: The Novo Group on November 1, 2011
Novo Receives Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
Milwaukee, WI (October 18, 2011) – For the third year in a row, The Novo Group has earned a national Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, ranking the firm among the top 20% of employers nationwide in terms of flexible work programs, policies and culture. The Sloan Award honors organizations that use workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase employee and business success and retain top talent.
The Novo Group, a managed recruitment outsourcing firm, has witnessed firsthand what a powerful tool workplace flexibility can be. Since implementing workplace flexibility options in 2008, the Novo Group has reduced employee turnover by over 20%, while increasing employee productivity by 28%.
One great example of how Novo’s workplace flexibility has helped the company retain top talent is employee Emily Ling. Emily joined Novo in 2006 to recruit IT professionals and was quickly recognized as a great asset to the company. When her husband accepted a job in San Francisco, Novo didn’t want to lose her. She continued to service a major client from a remote location. After Emily had her first child, Novo supported her with a flexible work schedule that was mutually beneficial for her growing family and her clients. Even while working remotely and on a flexible work schedule, Emily has remained one of Novo’s top-performing recruiters and has since been promoted into a director level role.
“I love working with Novo because I truly believe in our best-in-class recruiting model and am proud of the work that we do,” said Emily. “Novo has been extremely supportive throughout the various phases of my life, allowing me to achieve a work-life balance and providing me with the tools to grow my career.”
The Novo Group notes that when working on hard-to-fill positions, the clients who offer workplace flexibility options more successfully attract and retain top talent. As companies become global in their scope of services, suppliers, and products, the ability to interact with customers and clients all around the world requires a workforce that can operate flexibly in terms of hours and locations.
“More and more businesses that compete globally are embracing workplace flexibility options,” said Cindy Lu, president and CEO of The Novo Group. “Like Novo, they are finding that providing employees with flexible work options creates a team that works smarter and is more dedicated to the company and clients.”
The Novo Group will be recognized as a 2011 Sloan Award recipient, along with other companies including, Deloitte, KPMG, Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers, at an upcoming celebration event on October 27th. The event will be hosted by FUEL Milwaukee.
ABOUT THE NOVO GROUP
The Novo Group is a leading managed recruitment outsourcing firm that uses a best-in-class search process to deliver, on average, more qualified candidates at half the price of contingent and retained firms. Highly skilled recruiting professionals partner with clients to understand their business/culture and take a collaborative and transparent approach in delivering results.
Novo is headquartered in Milwaukee with an office in Chicago as well as professional recruiters throughout the country.