DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Journal Experts (AJE) has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
This is the second consecutive year that AJE has received this prestigious award, which recognizes employers of all sizes and types in North Carolina and across the country. The award is part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.
"We are thrilled to have received this recognition for our workplace practices for the second year," said Alicia Parr, AJE's Human Resources Director. "We believe that smart people perform at their best when they have the autonomy to work when and where they wish."
Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees.
"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, president of Families and Work Institute.
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. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.
"As a recipient of the 2012 Sloan Award, American Journal Experts ranks in 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."
About American Journal Experts American Journal Experts (AJE) was founded in 2004 to help the international scientific research community overcome communication barriers to academic publication. AJE provides editing, translation, content review and other manuscript services designed to help researchers throughout the publication process. Services are performed by academic experts in a wide range of areas of study, and are tailored to the needs of the research community. The American Journal Experts team strongly believes that it can accelerate the pace of discovery by helping researchers publish their work more quickly, and by helping their ideas reach a wider audience. For more information, visit www.journalexperts.com.
About When Work Works 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 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 annual prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @FWINews and @SHRMPress.