MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 26, 2017 -- Global Tax Network (GTN) has been honored for the third consecutive year, 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 U.S. based 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.
"Our firm revolves around our people," says Craig Dexheimer, Senior Director of Operations for GTN. "Winning this award for the third year running validates our mission to offer a work environment that is balanced, respectful, encouraging, and flexible."
In applying for the award, GTN 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.
To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state, and a list of winners by name, please visit www.whenworkworks.org.
GTN is a tax services firm focusing exclusively on mobility tax consulting and compliance. Founded in 2000, GTN helps mobility program managers and mobile employees navigate tax situations and manage risks. Their scope includes providing support for expatriates, foreign nationals, business travelers (both international and domestic), and permanent transfers. GTN is the recipient of several industry awards for excellence, including the When Work Works award for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices as well as Accounting Today's Best Accounting Firms to Work For. GTN is headquartered in Maple Grove, MN, with regional offices in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. For more information, please visit us at gtn.com.
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