Novo Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices
Posted by: The Novo Group on August 10, 2011
Novo Receives Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
CHICAGO, (August 10, 2011) – The Novo Group, a managed recruitment outsourcing firm, has been honored with the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in theChicago area and across the country.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our workplace practices,” said Cindy Lu, president and CEO of The Novo Group. “We value our employees and work hard to maintain a company culture of open communication, truth, respect and fairness. By actively listening to our people to understand what it is they need to succeed, whether it’s work from home schedules, a condensed work week, or creative approaches for childcare, we’ve established an environment where our employees are passionate about their work and dedicated to the success of The Novo Group and our clients.”
According to the Families and Work Institute (FWI), workplace flexibility—such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks—has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while benefiting employees as well.
“Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health,” states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute (FWI), a research think tank on workforce and workplace trends that administers the awards.
The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous selection process, which includes both an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from FWI’s National Study of Employers.
“As a recipient of the 2011 Sloan Award, The Novo Group ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” states Galinsky. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”
The Novo Group will be recognized as a 2011 Sloan Award recipient, along with other companies including, Deloitte, KPMG, Microsoft and Verizon, at an upcoming celebration event on August 10th. The event will be hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. For details please contact Eric Mraz, Director of Human Resources at The Novo Group, EricMraz@thenovogroup.com.
When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute first funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2011, the Society for Human Resource Management and FWI formed a ground-breaking, multi-year partnership to grow When Work Works and help businesses become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is the official When Work Works partner for the greaterChicago area.
For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.
ABOUT THE NOVO GROUP
The Novo Group is a managed recruitment outsourcing firm providing a unique alternative to more traditional 3rd party recruiters and search firms. The Novo Group has a proven, best-practice recruitment process that’s deployed by highly skilled recruiters resulting in more qualified candidates at half the cost of contingent and retained firms. Instead of engaging in a series of one-off, costly contingent exercises, Novo forms a partnership with its clients, helping to embed a deliberate recruitment process that acts as an ongoing resource to help companies stay in front of their hiring needs.
Novo is a national company headquartered in Milwaukee, WIwith an office in Chicagoand a remote workforce in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. To learn more about The Novo Group go to www.thenovogroup.com.
ABOUT WHEN WORK WORKS
When Work Works is a leading national initiative to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of rigorous research and employer best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation, and administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. www.whenworkworks.org @FWInews