Winston-Salem, NC - August 8th, 2013
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the North Carolina and across the country.
“We are truly honored to receive this significant award,” said Pete Burgess, Owner of Tar Heel Basement Systems “I am honestly humbled because I didn’t realize that maintaining good relationships with employees warrants an award. I run my company on the notion that if you treat people well, then they will enjoy working for you and want to perform better. Greatest of thanks goes out to all of my employees at Tar Heel Basement Systems.”
Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work, and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees. Flexibility in combination with other aspects of an effective workplace—such as learning opportunities and supervisor support for job success—can have a powerful impact on employee engagement and motivation.
“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,” said Ellen Galinsky, FWI president.
The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.
“As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, Pete & Will’s Tar Heel Basement Systems ranks among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies, and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” Galinsky said. “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.”
Tar Heel Basement Systems will be recognized as a 2013 Sloan Award recipient at the 2013 NCSHRM State Conference at the Benton Convention Center on September 30th.
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 FWI and SHRM.
For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org
Media: For more information, contact Jackie Hoffman of Tar Heel Basement Systems at [email protected] and phone number 828.266.9002; or Eve Tahmincioglu of FWI at [email protected] and phone number 212-465-2044; or Kate Kennedy of SHRM at [email protected] and 703-535-6260.
About Tar Heel Basement Systems
Since June 2003, High Country Basement Systems, renamed Tar Heel Basement Systems LLC, has helped more than 2500 homeowners in the High Country, Triad, Triangle and Southwest Virginia. We have grown steadily since our inception and are in strong financial shape. We are proudly an A+ rated, accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. Visit www.tarheelbasementsystems.com to view customer testimonials, photos, and videos and to learn more about the Tar Heel Team.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 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 resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.