Fulbright Honored by Houston Mayor for "Exemplary Workplace Practices"
September 17, 2009
Fulbright is one of 24 winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility by the City of Houston, as part of Mayor Bill White’s Flexible Workplace Initiative. This is the firm’s third consecutive year to be honored with the Award.
A prestigious national award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award honors employers that are exemplary in strategically using workplace flexibility to increase workplace effectiveness and positive business results. Organizations considered are of all types and sizes in 30 communities across the U.S.
The award is part of When Work Works, a project of the National Study of Employers by the Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation. Winners rank in the top 20 percent, and employer nomination to the study is supported by employees.
This year’s winners are particularly impressive. With the abrupt arrival of one of the deepest recessions in history, organizations have faced the immediate challenge of finding a unique combination of flexibility and reducing cost. Fortunately, many organizations have prevailed. Also, some of these employers have carefully created innovative programs and policies, all the while remaining good places for employees to work.
The new convergence of cost-consciousness and workplace flexibility alongside sensitivity to employee support and communication is changing perspectives on how to strategically increase workplace effectiveness and profits. Fulbright is proud to be among the leaders crafting these solutions.
Mayor White’s Flexible Workplace Initiative presented the award to local winners at the Wortham Center on September 17, 2009.