CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, today announced that 34 of its offices have been recognized in 2013 with the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Sloan awards are presented to companies that successfully use flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to achieve business goals and benefit employees by helping them meet their responsibilities on and off the job. This is the fifth consecutive year that more than 30 of BDO’s offices have been honored with this prestigious award, which is part of the national When Work Works project.
“To be recognized with the Sloan Awards for five consecutive years is powerful evidence of the effectiveness of BDO Flex. These awards are especially gratifying because they use an employee survey as a major part of the evaluation process.”
“As a firm, BDO is committed to being an employer of choice and our employees overwhelmingly tell us that managing flexibility and work life fit is very important to them. The BDO Flex Strategy is a direct outgrowth of our commitment to employees and staying at the forefront of workplace flexibility,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “To be recognized with the Sloan Awards for five consecutive years is powerful evidence of the effectiveness of BDO Flex. These awards are especially gratifying because they use an employee survey as a major part of the evaluation process.”
When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. First funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the awards are an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to assist businesses in becoming more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt flexible workplaces.
The two-step selection process for the award is rigorous, involving an evaluation of employers’ programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey. As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, BDO ranks as one of the leading employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.
The following is a list of the BDO offices that were recognized with the Sloan Award: Atlanta, Austin, Bethesda, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Grand Rapids (2), Houston, Kalamazoo, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Spokane, Stamford, Troy, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Woodbridge and the National office (Chicago).
In addition to the Sloan Awards, BDO USA has been named one of the Best Companies by Working Mother magazine for two 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 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 50 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 1,204 offices in 138 countries.
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