Exemplary Workplace Practices

October 2014

BDO USA, LLP, is proud to announce that 34 of its offices have been recognized with the 2014 When Work Works Award presented to companies for use of effective workplace strategies that increase business and employee success. This is the sixth consecutive year that more than 30 of BDO’s offices have been honored with this prestigious award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award), administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“To be recognized with this award by the Family and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management for six consecutive years is powerful evidence of our firm's continuing commitment to our employees,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. "These awards are especially gratifying because they use an employee survey as a major part of the evaluation process, which reinforces the value our people place on the flexibility we provide."

The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement — all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.

“The When Work Works Award recognizes organizations that foster a culture of workplace flexibility and effectiveness, which gives them a competitive advantage. Their practices set them apart from other organizations,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative.
The following is a list of the BDO offices that were recognized with the When Work Works Award: Atlanta, Austin, Bethesda, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Grand Rapids (2), Houston, Kalamazoo, Las Vegas, Long Island, Marlton, McLean, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Spokane, Stamford, Troy, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Woodbridge and the National office (Chicago).