Prudential Financial and Defense Information Systems Agency Recognized for Outstanding Work-Life Programs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) announced the recipients of its 2012 Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award at an awards gala held April 17 in Scottsdale, Ariz. This year's honorees are: Prudential Financial and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Established in 1996, the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award is the highest honor bestowed by AWLP, to recognize organizations that have successfully aligned work-life initiatives with business objectives.
Prudential Financial was recognized for its Work/Life Rewards Estimator that helps employees quantify and appreciate the financial benefits of work-life programs. Launched in 2009, the Estimator is an online tool that allows employees to estimate, total and keep a running tab of the dollar savings they've realized by using any of Prudential's more than 19 work-life and health and wellness benefits during the year. By clearly communicating savings, Prudential is able to highlight these benefits' worth, educating employees about their real cost. Employees then more completely understand the organization's commitment to them, their work-life effectiveness and their overall well-being. The Work-Life Rewards Estimator also creates a platform for more easily comparing these benefits to and including them with other rewards such as compensation and medical/dental benefits in the calculation of a total rewards value. As part of Prudential's larger Your Total Rewards System, the Estimator has contributed to raising the level of awareness about work-life and other rewards/benefits and increasing overall satisfaction.
Defense Information Systems Agency was recognized for the wellness program it created in 2006 that resulted in improving DISA employees' health conditions such as lowered blood pressure, weight loss and strength gains. Program components range from fitness and exercise to stress management, and a key milestone was the 2011 opening of a state-of-the-art fitness and occupational health facility in the new DISA headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. Through DISA Wellness Program efforts, the Defense Information Systems Agency helps employees become avid health consumers responsible for their well-being and fulfillment of their personal health and work-life balance. By empowering employees to perform at their personal best, the agency also supports its singular focus: supporting the warfighter.
About WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress®
WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue, and elevates work-life thought leadership. Each year, the alliance leads a national awareness initiative celebrating October as National Work and Family Month. Recognizing that work-life encompasses a wide array of programs, the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals established the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designation in 2007.
The Total Rewards Association
WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a not-for-profit organization providing education, conferences and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has nearly 30,000 members in more than 100 countries. Its affiliate organization, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, is the certifying body for the prestigious Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional™ (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional™ (CSCP™), and Certified Executive Compensation Professional™ (CECP™). WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.
Contact: Marcia G. Rhodes, (480) 304-6885, [email protected]