The Conference Board’s Work Life Leadership Council to Present 2008 Moving Into the Future Awards to Accenture and RSM McGladrey
WHEN: March 5, 2008 from 1-2:30 pm
WHERE: The Westin Buckhead, 3391 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia
The Conference Board’s Work Life Leadership Council established the Moving into the Future Awards in 2002 to recognize leadership and innovation in responding to the changing needs of the workforce, workplace, and community in ways that yield positive impacts for multiple stakeholders. The purpose of this award is to increase awareness about these issues among the business community and provide organizations with replicable models for successfully addressing them.
The recipients of the 2008 Moving into the Future Award are Accenture for Future Leave and RSM McGladrey for WorkLife Coach-on-Call.
Accenture’s Future Leave is a self-funded sabbatical program that allows employees to take up to 90 days away from work. In this innovative program, participants can prepare financially for their leave by banking a portion of their paycheck during the preceding months. Accenture will continue to pay its portion of health insurance during the leave and, afterwards, participants return to the same job. Future Leave was developed after extensive background research on future U.S. workforce trends and employee feedback found a need for a leave program that would not negatively impact employees’ careers. The company has measured increased employee engagement and retention as a result of the program.
RSM McGladrey’s WorkLife Coach-on-Call gives all employees, anywhere in the country and at any level, free access to confidential work life coaching services from a professional life coach. Employees can schedule one-on-one sessions with the coach at their convenience on two designated days each month for time blocks of up to one hour in length. The Coach-on Call program enables employees to address their work life issues quickly and efficiently-so they can continue to be goal-orientated, focused and productive on the job. Employees report that they are staying with the firm as a result of the coaching they received and that their productivity has improved.
RSM McGladrey also received a Moving into the Future Award in 2006 for an initiative to incorporate work life goals into the company’s annual performance appraisal process.
Members of the press are invited to attend the 2008 Work Life Conference without charge. To register, please call (212) 339-0233 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A full copy of the program is available at: http://www.conference-board.org/worklife.
About The Conference Board Work Life Leadership Council
Since its foundation in 1983, the Work Life Leadership Council has identified emerging issues in the work-family field and has helped to shape and communicate appropriate business responses. The council, which meets twice a year, defines its mission as: “providing leadership and support to influence the business community to meet the changing family needs of its diverse work force and, thereby, enhance business success.”
SOURCE The Conference Board