Johns Hopkins receives Alliance for Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction
Johns Hopkins is among a select group of 66 private and public organizations from across the country recognized for achieving success in work-life effectiveness by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. This is the second consecutive year that Johns Hopkins has received this award.
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.
Robert Lieberman, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, comments, “This is great news and a tribute to lots of important work around the university.”
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 fit with a broad portfolio of support programs and benefits. It is wonderful to have the continued growth and development of our programs 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 well-being of our employees.”
Thanks to Ian Reynolds for coordinating the application process.
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