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HR recognized for work-life resources, learning services

Emory has been named as one of 26 winners of the Work-Life Seal of Distinction, an inaugural award from the WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress.

Emory was recognized by for achieving success in work-life effectiveness by demonstrating leadership in workplace strategies and practices that help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives.

"We are very proud of this accomplishment," says John Kosky, director of the Emory WorkLife Resource Center. "When Emory first began looking at ways to enhance the work-life of our faculty and staff five years ago, resources and programs offered were decentralized and managed by multiple entities. 

"Since then, our programs have grown tremendously with the creation of the WorkLife Resource Center in 2008," he says. "Today, Emory offers an abundance of resources and services in the areas of dependent care, elder care, workplace flexibility and financial security."

Competitors submitted evidence of support in areas spanning dependent care, workplace flexibility, health and wellness, financial support, paid time off, community involvement, and organizational culture.

"Our goal," adds Kosky, "is to further enhance Emory as a community that embraces a culture of flexibility and provides opportunities for both the University and its people to thrive."

In other HR news:

Emory Learning Services has received the 2012 LearningElite Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine for the second year in a row.

The University was ranked number 28 in the national award competition in which more than 200 companies competed. The peer-based benchmarking initiative assesses the scope and the value of the learning and development services that organizations provide.

Learning Services, Emory's division for professional improvement, was scored on five dimensions: Learning strategy, learning impact, leadership commitment, learning execution and business performance results. 

The award honors Wanda Hayes, director of Learning Services, and her team: Anadri Chisolm-Noel, associate director; Anisthasia Carter, senior training consultant; William O'Neal, senior training consultant; Amy Kitchens, training consultant; and LaSheree Mayfield, training coordinator.

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