News | August 12, 2013 Excelas Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices CLEVELAND, OH (August 12, 2013) – Excelas, LLC has been honored with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility, wellness and other initiatives as a strategy to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award—part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)—recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the United States. “Flexibility for our employees has been a part of the Excelas culture since our inception,” said Jean Bourgeois, President. “We recognize that, to be at their best, employees need to be able to balance their personal and professional commitments. We’ve found that our flexibility options have been critical in keeping our team performing at the highest level to consistently exceed our client’s rigorous standards—a necessity for success in our business.” Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also having a powerful impact on employee engagement and motivation. “Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health,” said Ellen Galinsky, FWI president. The Sloan Awards are unique for their thorough, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers. “As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, Excelas ranks among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” Galinsky said. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.” When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of FWI and SHRM. For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.