Montgomery County government has earned four awards from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) for its exemplary commitment to the workforce by creating a culture that allows employees to be successful in the workplace, at home and in the community. The awards received this year by the County are the Workplace Excellence Award, the Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award, the Diversity Award and the EcoLeadership Award.
The awards honor organizations that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness for their employees. Montgomery County was among 68 employers, representing more than one million employees, that met stringent standards regarding the benefits and work environments that they provide. Organizations were judged on supportive corporate culture and management practices, family- and employee-friendly practices, health and wellness initiatives, growth and learning opportunities, and commitment to social responsibility and employee volunteerism.
AWE is a public/private, nonprofit coalition committed to empowering employers to create and become recognized as “excellent places to work.” The awards were made based on reviews by an independent panel of professors; PhD professionals; and doctoral candidates in business, industrial and organizational psychology and human resources.
The Alliance has recognized the Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past 14 years. This year, the AWE launched a Diversity Champion application and companies were asked to detail their diversity and inclusion practices in leadership, workforce demographics, employee programs and communication, corporate philanthropy, diversity recruitment, inclusion programs, supplier diversity and diversity in products and services.
The presentations to recipients will be made at AWE’s annual awards luncheon on May 15, at noon, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road.
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