ASHA Receives Workplace Awards ASHA recently received workplace awards from two local organizations. The Washington Post named ASHA as a top place to work in the D.C. metropolitan area, and the Alliance for Workplace Excellence recognized ASHA for its diversity, eco-leadership, workplace excellence, and health and wellness programs. The Washington Post has released its ... ASHA News
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ASHA Receives Workplace Awards
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ASHA News   |   September 01, 2016
ASHA Receives Workplace Awards
The ASHA Leader, September 2016, Vol. 21, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.21092016.58
The ASHA Leader, September 2016, Vol. 21, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.21092016.58
ASHA recently received workplace awards from two local organizations. The Washington Post named ASHA as a top place to work in the D.C. metropolitan area, and the Alliance for Workplace Excellence recognized ASHA for its diversity, eco-leadership, workplace excellence, and health and wellness programs.
The Washington Post has released its list of 150 companies in the D.C. area with the highest ratings from employees for three years, and ASHA has been included in the mid-size company list each time. The Post invites companies to participate—public and private companies, nonprofits, schools and federal agencies—and then surveys those companies’ employees.
WorkplaceDynamics, which partners with the Post to conduct the surveys, looks for top scores in three areas: direction (employees’ emotional investment in the organization’s goals), execution (a high-performance culture) and connection (employees’ feelings of being appreciated and doing meaningful work).
“We are honored to be recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post for the third straight year,” says Arlene Pietranton, ASHA chief executive officer. “We work hard to maintain a supportive and collaborative workplace that our employees are proud to be a part of—both because of how they are treated and the excellent work that they do on a daily basis to support our 186,000 members in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.”
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence honors employers for building excellent places to work in Montgomery County, Maryland. The program began in 1999 with one award category, and has added others in ensuing years. ASHA has been included in all award categories in all years they were available.
This year, ASHA received awards in the four available categories. “Diversity Champions” are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce as well as diversity in their products, services and supplier relationships. “EcoLeadership” winners—a new award—recognizes “visionary employers that are paving the way for environmentally sustainable workplaces.”
The “Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval” goes to companies that demonstrate outstanding commitment to balanced leadership and the overall success of their workforce; the “Health and Wellness Seal of Approval” recognizes employers that provide innovative programs for employees’ health and wellness.
“ASHA is once again thrilled and honored to earn these prestigious awards from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence,” says Pietranton. “It is a gratifying recognition of the efforts we continually make to foster an inclusive, diverse, healthy and socially responsible workplace—one that well represents our membership of audiologists and speech-language pathologists that is guided by the same principles.”
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