Thursday, September 15, 2011

DCVB Honored for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

For the third time since the award's inception in 2005, the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau has been recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its excellence in workplace flexibility.  "Flexibility in the workplace is as much about helping employees be effective and productive as it is about yielding positive business results for an organization," said Shelly Green, DCVB's President and CEO.  "We see great benefits (as do our employees) from the policies and practices we have in place that promote work/life balance."

The awards are part of a research-based initiative called "When Work Works."  The Foundation surveys employees and employers about the flexibility programs and practices at their workplace as well as the perceived level of  support fostered in their workplace culture.

"DCVB ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace," states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute.  "What makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace."

In addition to three Sloan Awards, DCVB was the first CVB in the nation to achieve Green Plus certification  recognizing organizations that have achieved a high level of commitment to people, performance and the planet.  In total, DCVB earned 130+ awards and recognitions over the past 15 years.

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau is Durham's official marketing agency and primary point of contact for visitors.  They operate the Visitors Information Center at 101 E. Morgan Street in Downtown Durham.

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