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Specialized Business Line of Roth Staffing Companies Presented with Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility


Ultimate Staffing, a specialized business line of Roth Staffing Companies, has been honored with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.  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 country for the strategic use of flexibility and other aspects of workplace effectiveness to increase employee engagement and success.

Workplace flexibility—such as Ultimate Staffing’s flextime program—has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees.  Flexibility in combination with other aspects of an effective workplace—including learning opportunities and supervisor support for job success—can have 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,” says Ellen Galinsky, FWI President.  “In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health.”

The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey centered on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace.  The FWI then measures all participating organizations against national norms from the National Study of Employers to award the Sloan Awards.  Only about 300 companies nationwide, varying in size from ten employees to hundreds of thousands, receive the Sloan Award.

“As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, Ultimate Staffing ranks among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies, and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” commends Galinsky.  “What makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”

Ultimate Staffing, whose Oregon coworkers participated in the Sloan Awards, will be recognized as a 2013 Sloan Award Oregon recipient at an upcoming awards event.

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.  A list of Sloan Award winners can be found here.

About Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.

Roth Staffing Companies is the only large staffing company to receive all of the industry’s most prestigious honors in one year including Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and “Best Staffing Firms to Temp/Contract For”, Inavero’s “Best of Staffing® – Client” and “Best of Staffing® – Talent”, and the highest award presented by the American Staffing Association’s VOICE Awards. Roth Staffing remains the only staffing firm ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

Roth Staffing is a family of full-service business lines providing temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire placements from more than 100 branch offices and dozens of on-premise locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia: Ultimate Staffing Services specializes in staffing for administrative, clerical, customer service and manufacturing & production positions; Ledgent Finance & Accounting specializes in professional staffing services including the placement of finance and accounting professionals; Ledgent Technology & Engineering specializes in technology and engineering placements; Adams & Martin Group specializes in legal staffing, project management and attorney search; and One Squared Managed Solutions manages MSP and VMS solutions for large contingent workforce programs.

Please visit our website at www.rothstaffing.com for more information or call (714) 939-8600.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.