Dominion Digital Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices
Receives prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
RICHMOND, VA - September, 5, 2012 - Dominion Digital 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 employee and business success.
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Virginia and across the country.
"The primary impetus for founding Dominion Digital was to be a great place to work for our people, to bring out the best in each person, and to inclusively support the "non-work" dimensions of our lives. This aligns with our personal values and, in our view, is paramount to business excellence," said Chris Little, founding principal & ceo. "We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices and thankful for the guidance and support of our team as we continuously strive to become an even greater place to work."
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, Dominion Digital 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."
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 an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.
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.
About Dominion Digital
At Dominion Digital, we help our customers delight their customers. Our team of consultants advises on Customer Experience strategy and then implements solutions spanning people, process, and technology, all with the combined goal of enhancing customer experience and improving business results. Our diverse client base consists primarily of Fortune 1000 companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Founded in 1997 with a primary focus on providing positive human experiences for our employees, that foundational commitment has naturally expanded to include our communities, our clients, and their customers. These commitments, combined with our pursuit of excellence and our hunger for learning, have earned us high marks and recognition from these four groups of people for fifteen years.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, 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 prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org
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