WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association (APA) will present its sixth annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards to recognize employers who promote employee well-being and organizational performance. The employers receiving APA's 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award are Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus (Arkansas), eXude Benefits Group (Pennsylvania), San Jorge Children's Hospital (Puerto Rico), First Horizon (Tennessee), Northeast Delta Dental (New Hampshire), Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Northwest (Oregon), The MITRE Corporation (Virginia), and the City of Grand Prairie (Texas)
WHAT: The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards are designed to recognize organizations for their efforts to foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance. Nominees are evaluated on their workplace practices in the areas of employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance and employee recognition. Additional factors that are considered include employee attitudes and opinions; the role of communication in the organization; and the benefits realized in terms of both employee well-being and organizational performance. Awards are given to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as government, military and educational institutions. More information about the awards and the winners can be found here: www.phwa.org/media
The keynote address will be delivered by Daniel Pink, the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work, including The New York Times bestsellers, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and A Whole New Mind.
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 150,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.
SOURCE American Psychological Association