The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has been honored for a second consecutive year with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.
The 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 and types in the Pittsburgh area and across the country. When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community. As an award winner, ONS ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies, and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.
“We are proud to receive this recognition of our workplace practices and to be recognized as a leading employer of choice by demonstrating success in using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy,” said Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, chief executive officer of ONS.
The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace. Factors are associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement and include the following.
• Opportunities for learning
• A culture of trust
• Work-life fit
• Supervisor support for work success
• Satisfaction with earnings, benefits, and opportunities for advancement
ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, 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 annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org.