Find out about the best workplaces in Chicago

July 5, 2012 by  

The 2012 Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility will take place at the Mid-America Club on August 7 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. This free event will be hosted by ABC7 News’ Judy Hsu. The awards are presented by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellbeing Committee and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Those who attend will receive a buffet breakfast and will be able to view tabletop exhibits from health and workplace assistance organizations. There will also be a speech from Dan Conti of JPMorgan Chase. This year there are 22 finalists for the award and all of those companies nominated will be highlighted at the event.

Running a business involves many challenges and choices. Every business owner wants to have happy employees who put their best efforts into work every day. Sometimes, this involves some changes to the way a company operates. Companies that allow their employees the most flexibility seem to be those that have the happiest and most effective workers. This flexibility can include anything from flexible work hours to offering employees fitness classes during the work day. Some of the simplest ways to encourage employees to be more effective are just acknowledging their contributions. That can involve handing out certificates and naming an employee of the month. Chicago printing companies have a lot of experience with providing certificates that are suitable for framing.

The example of those companies nominated for this award should allow those in attendance to learn what they can do to ensure an effective workplace.