Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rio Salado College Receives Sloan Award

Rio Salado College is one of 26 Arizona organizations to be recognized with a Sloan Award for Exemplary Workplace Practices.

“We have put employee wellness and work-life balance at the forefront of our organizational culture and it’s an honor to be recognized for something that is so important to us,” said Ginger Martindale, Rio Salado College Manager of Employee Services.
The awards are part of the “When Work Works” project, an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute.  Award recipients are selected through a two-step process which includes evaluation of flexibility programs and a confidential employee survey.

The national When Work Works project encourages businesses of all sizes and types to become more successful by adopting best practices based on research of workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

“We have found that we are a more effective institution when we promote balance and wellness. When employees feel like they can achieve success without sacrificing their life away from work, it creates a more positive and productive work environment,” Kathy Bopp, Rio Salado College Coordinator of Employee and Organizational Learning said.

The Tempe-based community college received the award during a breakfast event held on November 2, 2011 at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.