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Published on August 26, 2013

Geonetric Recognized for Workplace Flexibility for Second Consecutive Year

Geonetric awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for second year in a row.

Cedar Rapids, IA — August 26, 2013 — Geonetric, a leading provider of online solutions for the healthcare industry, is honored to receive the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for the second straight year. Geonetric received the recognition based on the company’s use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase employee satisfaction.

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizes employers of all sizes across the country.

“Geonetric never set out to create a flexible work environment, it’s just the way our company’s always been,” says Eric Engelmann, president and CEO of Geonetric. “From day one it’s been important to create a culture where our employees are treated with respect and trusted to do their jobs — and flexibility comes out of that naturally. We’ve witnessed firsthand the powerful impact trust and flexibility can have on team engagement and motivation.”

“Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health,” said Ellen Galinsky, FWI president.

The Sloan Awards are known for a rigorous, two–step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.

When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.

About Geonetric®

Geonetric is a 17-year-old digital agency that helps healthcare brands across the country thrive through effective marketing and distinctive websites. The Cedar Rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. Named to the Inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness, Geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. In addition to the company’s efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, Geonetric is also focused on improving the Cedar Rapids community. Whether by supporting local entrepreneurship efforts or building websites for non-profits during the company’s annual Operation Overnight event, community involvement is built into the foundation of Geonetric’s culture. 

Visit www.geonetric.com or twitter.com/geonetric for more information.

Media Contact: Heather Stanley, 319.221.1667