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AETN named Ambassador in Governor’s Work-Life Balance Awards

Posted on 31 May 2012

AETN has been recognized by the Governor’s Work-Life Balance Awards as a Work-Life Ambassador and a Mature Worker Ambassador.  Ambassadors share their expertise and success stories with other Arkansas employers to assist with work-life balance issues. The awards are presented by the Governor’s Work-Life Initiative, whose mission is to recognize Arkansas employers for establishing and providing resources that support employees in balancing the needs of both work and family. AETN was recognized with the program’s highest honors this year, along with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Companies that were nominated for the awards were asked to provide information regarding issues such as health benefits, work-time options and childcare assistance. If a company did not have formal work-life policies, informal ways of making the work environment as family-friendly as possible were taken into account.

This is the fifth year AETN has been honored with Governor’s Work-Life Balance Awards. AETN has been recognized for several reasons, including: programs such as monthly “Growing at Work” professional development seminars and safe driving classes; participation in the Arkansas Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP), which offers incentives and on-site fitness classes; an “open door” policy, which encourages staff to discuss ideas and concerns with management; and family friendly practices that encourage long-term employment at the agency.

The Governor’s Work-Life Balance Award celebrated its 10th year May 8. More than a dozen Arkansas employers were recognized for adopting exemplary strategies that support a healthy work-life balance.

Each year, employers that are considered for the awards answer an array of survey questions about the supportive benefits they offer. The latest survey shows that employers have made great progress over the last 10 years. From the start of this initiative, the number of Arkansas employers that said they offered flexible start/end times increased from 85 to 93 percent, the number of employers that said they offered compensation for military leave increased from 43 to 61 percent, and the number of employers with a work-life balance policy increased from 43 to 61 percent.

AETN has also been honored with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award in 2002, 2006 and 2008. One of five employers from across North America to receive APA’s workplace award, AETN won in the government/military/educational institution category in 2008. The APA has also recognized AETN as a Best Practices Honoree for its effective use of planning and improvement teams to complete projects. AETN is one of only three national winners in the history of this award program to win both awards.

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