BDO USA, LLP Receives When Work Works Award From FWI and SHRM for Sixth Consecutive Year

September 2014

Jerry Walsh
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Chicago, IL – BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, today announced 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).

In addition to the When Work Works Awards, BDO USA has been named one of the Best Companies by Working Mother magazine for three consecutive years and has been featured in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan,, as a leading innovator of how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices.


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 52 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,264 offices in 144 countries.

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