ASHA Recognized as Top Employer in Two Workplace Awards Programs

Rockville, Md.-Based Association Honored by The Washington Post and the Alliance for Workplace Excellence

(Rockville, MD - June 16, 2017)  

At separate ceremonies in June, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) was honored by The Washington Post and the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as a top place of work.

Last night, The Washington Post recognized 60 Washington, DC-area based organizations and companies in the mid-size employer category as part of its 2017 “Top Workplaces” program. Employers are selected entirely on the basis of employee feedback that is gathered through a survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.

Survey questions aim to assess organizational health, which encompasses three areas: (1) direction, which is about employees emotionally buying into what the organization is striving to achieve; (2) execution, meaning that the company has a high-performance culture; and (3) connection, indicating that employees feel they are being appreciated and doing something meaningful. According to the Top Workplaces program, these elements are more important to employee satisfaction than pay, benefits, and other commonly cited factors.

In addition to the awards ceremony, ASHA and the other honorees will be recognized in a special Washington Post supplement.

AWE also recognized ASHA at its annual awards luncheon on June 9. ASHA received honors in all four areas of the AWE program—Workplace Excellence, Health and Wellness, EcoLeadership, and Diversity—as it has every year since each individual award has been in existence.

AWE award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel. The awards recognize employers for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County and throughout the United States.

“ASHA is very proud to once again receive these tremendous accolades from The Washington Post and the Alliance for Workplace Excellence,” said Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE, chief executive officer of ASHA. “Our organization strives to cultivate an environment where employees can grow and succeed, all the while feeling supported, respected, and fulfilled. Not only does this help us attract and retain the finest talent, but it also helps us do the best possible work on behalf of our 191,500 members and affiliates in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.”

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About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are 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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