SOURCE: Healthwise, Incorporated

Healthwise, Incorporated

June 02, 2016 14:00 ET

Healthwise Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices

Receives Prestigious When Work Works Award

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) -  Healthwise has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Idaho and across the country.

"All Healthwise employees are given the flexibility to 'do the right thing' for their clients, their co-workers, and themselves," said Donald H. Kemper, founder and CEO of Healthwise. "Our culture of respect, teamwork, and always doing 'the right thing' is the secret sauce behind the 40-plus years of our success. The When Work Works Award honors that flexibility and reinforces our passion to be a force for good in the world as we pursue our nonprofit mission to help people make better health decisions," added Kemper, who encourages people to learn more at www.healthwise.org/culture.

The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: 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 -- all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.

"These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees' well-being and productivity," said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. "Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization's greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization's ability to not only survive, but to thrive."

"The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees," said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM's workplace flexibility initiative. "These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage."

To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state: http://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2016-when-work-works-award-winners-state-listing.

When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.

For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, visit www.whenworkworks.org.

Media: For more information on Healthwise, contact Christian Lybrook at 208.331.6963 or clybrook@healthwise.org. For more information on the When Work Works award, contact Barbara Norcia-Broms at 212-465-2094 or bnorcia-broms@familiesandwork.org

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance its mission. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.8 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646.

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. 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 @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.

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