Tacoma-based SiteCrafting receives workplace award

Tacoma-based SiteCrafting announced today that it has been honored with the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This award recognizes employers and worksites of all sizes and types across the country that are using flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and enhance business and employee success.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as an excellent place to work,” said SiteCrafting President Brian Forth. “We have a lot of very smart, technically minded people working here, but what’s more important and worthy of recognition is the fact that we have incredible human beings working here and we want to support them.”

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The selection process is rigorous. First, employers’ flexibility programs and practices are measured against national norms from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. Employees are then surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.

“As a recipient of the 2010 Sloan Award, SiteCrafting ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute (FWI). “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”

FWI’s nationally representative studies of employees and employers have found that flexibility is a key ingredient in creating effective workplaces that can yield important work-related outcomes. In fact, employees in effective and flexible workplaces report having greater engagement on the job, greater job satisfaction, greater desire to stay with the organization, better overall health, and lower stress levels.

SiteCrafting is an award-winning Web site design and Web application development company that specializes in custom Web-based solutions for mid- to large-size businesses, counties, and municipalities. The company’s goal is to ensure its clients get the tools and technology they need to work most efficiently. The company has been headquartered in Tacoma since 1995 and opened a Spokane office in 2009. For more information, to see a client list, samples of Web site work, or to get a free Web site development quote, visit http://www.sitecrafting.com .