Warner receives Sloan Award

September 10, 2009
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Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been recognized for exemplary work practices with an Alfred P. Sloan award.

The law firm’s four largest offices — Grand Rapids, Southfield, Holland and Muskegon —received the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The award is named for the former CEO of General Motors Corp., whose foundation focuses on promoting research and science education, workplace issues, economics and other key issues.

The Sloan Awards honor organizations of all sizes and types that are “using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.” The awards, now in their sixth year, reviewed workplace policies, practices, programs and benefits to assess workplace flexibility on a national basis.

“We are very pleased to be recognized for our exemplary workplace practices with a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan award,” said Douglas E. Wagner, managing partner of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in a news release. “We recognize the importance of work-life balance and strive to create an environment for our staff and attorneys that promotes professionalism and teamwork while providing flexibility in scheduling and work requirements.

“As a law firm, Warner Norcross has always been innovative in the development of policies to promote work-life balance. We strive to be an excellent place to practice law and to work, and we remain committed to fostering flexibility in the workplace.”

The award program is part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation. The Families and Work Institute conducts the National Study of Employers, an annual study funded in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that examines the policies and benefits provided by U.S. employers to address the changing needs of today’s workers and their workplaces.

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