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Johns Hopkins recognized for strength of its employee programs

February 24, 2017

For the fifth year running, Johns Hopkins University and Health System have earned the WorldatWork Seal of Distinction. Since its inception in 2012, the Seal of Distinction is awarded annually to organizations providing a distinct, mutually beneficial experience to their workforces as determined by the overall strength of their total rewards portfolio and success in creating positive work environments.

Recipients set the standard for employee engagement leading to business success, thus earning a reputation as an employer of choice to attract top talent. They meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies, and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access, and overall level of commitment from leadership.

"The seal is an important distinction for Johns Hopkins because it demonstrates our dedication and leadership in workplace strategies that support our employees," says Heidi Conway, vice president for human resources at the university.

Among the categories on which applicants are evaluated are health and wellness, retirement, perks, development opportunities, caring for dependents, culture initiatives, community involvement, financial wellness, and workplace flexibility.

"The university is thoughtful and intentional in providing tools and resources that assist our faculty, staff, and their families in being successful," Conway says. "Our programs and practices help Johns Hopkins attract, retain, and professionally support a talented and engaged workforce focused on organizational success."