Wellbe has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.
The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.
The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.
“We’re honored by this recognition of our efforts to create a unique organization of passionate professionals,” said Wellbe founder and CEO, James Dias. “We believe things like our generous family leave policy and 100% company paid individual health insurance are part of what makes Wellbe a great place to work.”
In applying for the award, Wellbe was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
“Considering that 78 percent of employers report difficulty recruiting employees for highly skilled jobs and 38 percent report difficulty recruiting for entry-level hourly jobs, When Work Works Award winners have leveraged this recognition opportunity to distinguish themselves as exemplary employers that offer new or enhanced options that help them attract and retain top talent,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute, the original creator of this award, and senior research advisor at SHRM.
“These winners have reinvented their workplaces in ways that benefit business and employees alike and are reaping the benefits in terms of employee job satisfaction and retention,” said Cassidy Solis, senior advisor, workplace flexibility, at SHRM.
The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.
Wellbe enables high-performing health systems across the U.S. to advance the coordination and quality of care. Founded in 2009, Wellbe’s 2nd generation Connected Care platform engages and empowers thousands of patients each day to participate as partners with their providers across an episode of care. This coordinated participation in their treatments and procedures delivers higher satisfaction, fewer setbacks, better outcomes, and improved efficiencies. Automated workflows and integrated pathways drive smart systems of care reduce administrative and operational costs and increase care team productivity.
In 2016, Wellbe debuted in Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 500, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and was included in Modern Healthcare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. TripleTree named Wellbe a semi-finalist in their iAwards for “insight, initiative, and innovation,” and AARP recently named Wellbe a 50+ Innovation Leader. Learn more at www.wellbe.me or follow @WellbeMe on social media.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative led by 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 annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.