LINDON, Utah, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BambooHR, the leading software provider powering the strategic evolution of HR in small and medium businesses, today announced that it has been honored with the 2017 When Work Works Award for its innovative and effective practices in the workplace. This marks the third year that the company has received the distinction.
This prestigious award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.
The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition-to-parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.
"From the beginning, our intention at BambooHR has been to focus on our people and culture first. We knew that if we built a great place to work, other areas of the business would follow," said Ben Peterson, CEO and co-founder of BambooHR. "It's exciting to see our efforts recognized by a distinguished organization like SHRM, and we're honored to receive this award."
BambooHR is committed to creating an effective work environment that increases employee productivity and engagement through meaningful work and overall well-being. The company is known nationwide for its effective programs, including flexible work hours, paid paid vacation, and financial counseling. BambooHR also fosters a company environment that encourages ingenuity no matter an employee's rank.
In applying for the award, BambooHR was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement; opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
"These winners have reinvented their workplaces in ways that benefit business and employees alike and are reaping the benefits in terms of employee job satisfaction and retention," said Cassidy Solis, senior advisor, workplace flexibility, at SHRM.
BambooHR earned the When Work Works award after a rigorous assessment analyzing the real-life experiences of employees and evaluating the organization against national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Along with this assessment, two-thirds of BambooHR's winning score was based on a survey of its employees.
To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name.
Serving more than 7,000 customers and 500,000 employees, BambooHR is the leading software provider powering the strategic evolution of HR in small and medium businesses. BambooHR's cloud-based system is an intuitive, affordable way for growing companies to manage essential employee information in a personalized Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Its software sets HR free to do great work and be more strategic, which helps the entire organization do the same. BambooHR's clients include innovators like SoundCloud, Foursquare, Freshbooks, Stance, Reddit, Magnolia Homes and others in more than 100 countries and 11 languages worldwide. To find out more, visit bamboohr.com or follow on Twitter at @bamboohr.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative led by 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 annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.