Johns Hopkins receives Aliiance for Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction
Johns Hopkins is among a select group of 54 private and public organizations from across the country recognized for achieving success in work-life effectiveness by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress.
The Work-Life Seal of Distinction celebrates employers who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and practices that help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives. Applicants were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, and had to provide evidence of their support in areas spanning dependent care, health and wellness, workplace flexibility, financial support, paid and unpaid time off, community involvement, and efforts to transform organizational culture.
Charlene Hayes, Vice President of Human Resources, comments, “I am thrilled that Johns Hopkins has been recognized for achieving success in work-life effectiveness. We are unique with a single office offering programs and benefits that address the challenges of integrating work, personal lives, and community engagement so that employees can achieve success for themselves and Johns Hopkins.”
The programs are led by Michelle Carlstrom, senior director of the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. “Johns Hopkins has had a long-standing commitment to work-life initiatives with a broad portfolio of support programs and benefits. It is wonderful to have our work recognized with this award,” says Carlstrom.
The award is a reflection of efforts across various Johns Hopkins Human Resources offices, as well as initiatives from both the University and the Hospital and Health System, all striving to make Johns Hopkins a supportive place to work and grow. Key programs that contributed to the award include:
Lunchtime workshops on aging adults, financial health and money management, parenting, and health and wellbeing
Discounts to amusement parks, arts and culture, sports and fitness, and education
Ian Reynolds, Director of WorkLife and Community Programs, says “We understand the critical role work-life programs and services can play in recruiting and retaining world-class faculty and staff. We are honored by this award because it demonstrates our commitment to the overall wellbeing of our employees.” Michael Klag, Dean of Bloomberg School of Public Health, states, “It affirms what we all know—Hopkins is a great place to work!”
Thanks to Ian Reynolds for coordinating the application process.