CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, today announced that 43 of its offices have been recognized with the 2017 When Work Works Award presented to companies for use of effective workplace strategies that increase business and employee success. This is the ninth consecutive year that BDO has been honored with this prestigious award administered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The prestigious When Work Works Award — part of the SHRM’s When Work Works project — recognizes employers at worksites 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 additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces: autonomy; supervisor support for job success; co-worker support for job success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities to advance; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust, respect and belonging.
“To once again be recognized with this award by the Society for Human Resource Management is powerful evidence of our firm's long-term commitment to our people,” said Cathy Moy, Chief People Officer of BDO USA. "These awards are especially gratifying because they use an employee survey as a major part of the evaluation process, which reinforces the value our people place on the flexibility we provide."
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 National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.
“Business leaders continue to seek ways to create effective work environments that are conducive to increased productivity, innovation, creativity and engagement. BDO USA and the other 2017 winners give strong evidence that effective and flexible workplaces are key to successful business strategies,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute, the originator of the award, and senior research advisor at SHRM.
In addition to the When Work Works Awards, BDO USA has been named one of the Best Companies by Working Mother magazine for six consecutive years and has been featured in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan, http://www.futureworkbook.com/), as a leading innovator of how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices.
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.
About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.
About BDO USA
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 1,400 offices in over 150 countries.
BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information, please visit: www.bdo.com.