TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACSB International (AACSB) announces that its employee work-life environment has been recognized by WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association, through its 2017 Seal of Distinction. The seal identifies organizations that have implemented successful leadership strategies to maintain positive work environments and work-life effectiveness.
Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards. As a recipient, AACSB is recognized for its work-life programs, policies and practices, health and wellness initiatives, workplace flexibility, community involvement, level of commitment from leadership, and efforts to transform organizational culture.
This year, AACSB was among 160 organizations from a wide array of industries to earn this acknowledgement. Honorees represent industries that span the education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Co-honorees hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, and represent organizations such as Feeding America, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, KPMG LLP, Marriott International, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Prudential Financial, and Yale University.
"As a network of thought leaders within the business education landscape, AACSB knows it is only as strong as its people. We continue to try to innovate and provide our employees with best-in-class work-life benefits that allow them to succeed professionally and personally," said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB International. "We are honored to receive the 2017 Seal of Distinction and to be recognized for the positive workplace environment that helps to attract and retain only the highest caliber in talent."
To be considered, organizations are evaluated across 17 work-life categories and must demonstrate a commitment to their employees' work-life balance through innovative policies and benefits. WorldatWork defines employers that earn the Seal of Distinction as forward-thinking organizations that look beyond cultural, demographic, and institutional boundaries to continually create new ways to enrich the lives of employees while achieving business goals.
"We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere," stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. "This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I'm confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee."
About AACSB International
Founded in 1916, AACSB is the world's largest business education network connecting academe with business. AACSB provides business education intelligence, quality assurance, and professional development services to more than 1,500 member organizations across 97 countries and territories. AACSB Accreditation is the highest standard of quality in business education, with 780 business schools accredited worldwide. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA; its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore; and its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.aacsb.edu.
The Total Rewards Association
WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, and total rewards. It's our mission to empower professionals to become masters in their fields. We do so by providing thought leadership in total rewards disciplines from the world's most respected experts; ensuring access to timely, relevant content; and fostering an active community of total rewards practitioners and leaders. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with more than 70 human resources associations around the world.
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SOURCE AACSB International