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2017 When Work Works Award Winners

    Congratulations to the 18 California When Work Works Award Winners for 2017
    By: Linda F. Magyar, SHRM-SCP & Nancy Nelson, SHRM-SCP
    We are pleased to announce the 2017 When Work Works winners from California!
    These organizations represent the diversity, innovation and creativity that makes our state a great place to work and live. They also represent all three CalSHRM districts and a variety of industries and sectors. And they have proven that workflex is a winning workplace strategy.
    San Diego Area
    CBIZ, San Diego
    BDO USA, LLP, La Jolla
    Ryan, LLC, Carlsbad
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    BDO USA, LLP, Costa Mesa
    Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt, LLP: Camarillo, Encino, Pasadena, Westlake Village, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles
    Ryan, LLC: Irvine and Los Angeles
    San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California
    BDO USA, LLP: San Francisco and San Jose
    EisnerAmper LLP: Sacramento and San Francisco
    Northwest Lineman College, Oroville
    Ryan, LLC, Sacramento
    The When Work Works Awards honor organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components that are linked with positive employee and employer outcomes. Those components are autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.
    Selection involves a two-step process: an evaluation of employers' flexibility programs and practices and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. Judges also consider employees' real-life experiences at their worksites. Applicants are measured against national norms from FWI's National Study of Employers and its National Study of the Changing Workforce.
    For more information on the When Works Award, including a free workplace assessment and industry-specific resources, visit .

     About When Work Works

    When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and 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. Visit and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on