Solix Wins Outstanding Employer Award From the New Jersey Business & Industry Association

Sep 30, 2009, 16:26 ET from Solix, Inc.

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WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Solix, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has been named one of four recipients of the 2009 Award for Excellence: Outstanding Employer by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA).

The NJBIA Award for Excellence was established in 1984 as a way to honor exceptional employers from among NJBIA's 22,000 members. Solix is being recognized in the Outstanding Employer category for its human resource management and policies. Other categories include public service, job creation and environmental quality.

"It's great to be recognized as one of New Jersey's best employers by the NJBIA. I'm very proud of our staff for this accomplishment," says Solix President and CEO John Parry. "Solix has always had great chemistry within its employee body. We can accomplish anything we set out to do. It only makes sense that we provide a great place to work and exceptional flexibility and benefits for such a great team! To have others recognize our achievements is just icing on the cake."

Solix's Workplace Flexibility Program includes a Compressed Work Schedule, Flexible Work Schedule, 40 hour work week with additional time off, Part-Time Employment and Job-Share Arrangements, Sabbatical Leave of Absence, Telecommuting, Adoption Assistance, and the ability of staff to volunteer during the work week for a total of two days, with pay, for charity.

By instituting its workplace flexibility policies, Solix achieved its goal of increasing employee commitment and engagement. Other goals include attraction and retention of talent, improved mental health and productivity of employees, increasing customer satisfaction, and reducing costs.

Upon the launch of Solix's Workplace Flexibility Program, Solix has experienced two important trends. Solix employees average half the number of unscheduled days off as compared to the industry average. When workers can plan to be off for school functions, doctor visits or other personal needs, they are less likely to take a "sick day" to do so. In addition, turnover has steadily decreased. Exit interviews have indicated that most of the employees that did leave Solix did so due to normal retirement or relocation. None indicated that they left the company due to dissatisfaction with workplace flexibility.

Despite today's tough economic times, Solix's revenue has increased. Solix has grown not only through the addition of new business, but by providing additional services to current customers. Solix believes that our ability to deliver a quality product accompanied by excellent customer service is greatly enhanced by the high level of employee engagement that is the result of offering workplace flexibility policies.

"Solix, Inc. believes in a work environment that encourages communication, is flexible and adapts quickly to change. While working may not be a choice, where you work is a choice. So, we try to help our employees balance work and family responsibilities. Finding that balance means success for all of us," says John Parry.

Philip Kirschner, NJBIA President, will present Solix with the award at a Tuesday, October 20 dinner ceremony at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jack Miller
    Solix, Inc.
    Senior Vice President - Corporate Development
    Phone: (973) 581-5300

Solix, Inc. is a process outsourcing firm serving government and commercial clients. We provide complete solutions for program administration, with an emphasis on eligibility determination, funds distribution, grant administration, managerial reporting, and compliance reviews. Solix-managed programs include Internet and telecommunications infrastructure grant administration for schools, libraries, and rural health care providers; low-income telephone and electric service discount certification and verification; and support services for the physically impaired. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lytmos Group, Solix offers peer-review and grant program administration services, with a focus on high-technology research, economic development projects, and social services interventions.

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