ASHA Recognized for 15 Years of Workplace Excellence

Association Honored in All Four Award Categories for 2014 by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence

(Rockville, MD - May 29, 2014)  

For the 15th straight year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has been awarded the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE). ASHA was additionally recognized with awards in the categories of diversity, eco-leadership, and health and wellness at the AWE awards ceremony in May 2014.

ASHA is among a select group of just five companies or organizations that have received the Workplace Excellence award since its inception in 1999. ASHA has received each of the other three awards every year since they were introduced.

AWE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping companies become great places to work.

"We are honored to once again be recognized as a leader in workplace excellence through the AWE awards program," said Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE, chief executive officer of ASHA. "As an organization, we are committed to a workplace for our employees that supports work-life balance, health and well-being, continuous learning, and diversity—all while serving as an environmentally responsible member of the community."

Winners of the AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval demonstrate outstanding commitment to balanced leadership and the overall success of their workforce. They are assessed in the areas of innovative corporate culture and management practices; family and employee friendly policies and programs; strong health and wellness initiatives; employee growth and learning opportunities; commitment to corporate, social, and civic responsibility; diversity and inclusion practices; flexible work environment; and safety and security.

Diversity Champion Award winners are employers committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. These champions recognize the value of diversity in every aspect of the workplace.

EcoLeadership Award winners demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability in the categories of waste minimization, water conservation, pollution prevention, environmentally-conscious travel, and energy efficiency.

Health & Wellness Seal of Approval winners provide innovative programs for employee health and wellness that may include health risk assessments, on-site fitness facilities, educational sessions on healthy lifestyle, and other wellness programs.

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About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.


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