Receives Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Second Consecutive Year
Melbourne, FL (December 3, 2010) – SCB Marketing announced today that it has been honored with the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This prestigious award recognizes employers and worksites of all sizes and types across the country that are using flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and enhance business and employee success. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices for the second consecutive year,” said Jeff Piersall, chief executive officer of SCB Marketing. “Flexible work hours and technology allow us to provide employees, especially working mothers, with rewarding and challenging career opportunities while still allowing them time with their families.” The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The selection process is rigorous. First, employers’ flexibility programs and practices are measured against national norms from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. Employees are then surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness. “As a recipient of the 2010 Sloan Award, SCB Marketing ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute (FWI). “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.” FWI’s nationally representative studies of employees and employers have found that flexibility is a key ingredient in creating effective workplaces that can yield important work-related outcomes. In fact, employees in effective and flexible workplaces report having greater engagement on the job, greater job satisfaction, greater desire to stay with the organization, better overall health, and lower stress levels.
ABOUT SCB MARKETING
SCB Marketing is a Melbourne, Florida-based company that helps small and medium-sized local businesses achieve their business objectives through a proprietary offering of media products, marketing services and professional experience. The company, founded in January 2006, is one of Central Florida’s most successful and fastest growing marketing companies, reaching more than 161,000 local business owners, community leaders, visitors and high income households. Its flagship products include Spacecoast Business and SpaceCoast Living, the premier monthly business and lifestyle magazines, respectively, serving Brevard County, Florida.
ABOUT WHEN WORK WORKS
The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century and provides resources and recognition to employers nationwide. www.whenworkworks.org