CRP Industries Inc. has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Families and Work Institute (FWI) with the 2016 “When Work Works Award.” The award honors companies that excel at creating effective workplaces. The announcement was made by CRP Industries CEO Daniel Schildge.
The When Work Works Awards were presented to 351 workplaces around the country, representing 43 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components that are linked with positive employee and employer outcomes: 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.
The 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. The award also examines the real-life experiences of employees at their worksites as opposed to company-wide policies. All applicants are measured against national norms from two representative studies – the National Study of Employers and the National Study of the Changing Workforce.
In an effort to promote a happy and healthy workplace, CRP Industries implements what it calls a “total rewards” strategy that includes: employee training, education assistance, flexible work hours, high-five awards (which can earn additional days off), employee recognition awards, a wellness program that provides personal trainers, yoga, aerobics and Zumba classes, as well as a wide variety of health services such as flu shots and health screenings.
Rachael Sobon, CRP’s director of human resources, said, “I’m happy to be part of an organization that values its employees. We are always creating and developing our programs to meet or exceed our employees work/life needs.”