ONS was recently selected for two Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) 2016 Fastest 50 awards, Fastest Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space and Fastest Growing Show by Number of Exhibiting Companies.
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ONS Congress Named to Trade Show Executive’s 2016 Fastest 50 Growing Conferences
Monday, March 6, 2017
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) was recently selected for two Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) 2016 Fastest 50 awards. TSE is a group that rates and honors the fastest growing trade shows globally. In 2016, ONS’s annual Congress was selected in the categories of Fastest Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space and Fastest Growing Show by Number of Exhibiting Companies. Congress was also recognized for the TSE’s Next 50 for Fastest Growing Attendance, which is awarded to trade shows that are strong contenders for the honor in 2017.
SmithBucklin, an association management company that partners with ONS to sell space to exhibitors, sponsors, and industry groups at Congress, initially nominated ONS’s annual conference for the award.
“We decided to nominate Congress for this award because, as partners with ONS, we’ve seen Congress grow and expand each year from both an attendee and exhibitor standpoint,” Alexa Newman, senior manager of event services at SmithBucklin in Chicago, IL, said. “Congress gathers together oncology nurses from around the globe, and every year ONS works to offer more educational tracks, connect oncology professionals with more industry stakeholders, and offer the chance for oncology nurses to celebrate their profession on a large scale. It has been so rewarding to be a part of this growth, and we’re excited to continue to move the needle by working with ONS.”
“Our volunteers, staff, and vendor partners work year-round to plan Congress and create an event to meet needs of our attendees—nurses who give their all caring for patients with cancer,” Jen Krause, ONS director of national conferences, said. “It’s such an honor to be recognized for all the effort.”
Each year, ONS hosts Congress to bring together oncology nurses to celebrate their profession and elevate their practice. Congress offers numerous educational opportunities and presentations on cutting-edge oncology practice, and it provides the perfect opportunity for oncology nurses to reconnect with their passion and network with their colleagues. This year’s Congress will be held from May 4–7, 2017, in Denver, CO, at the Colorado Convention Center. More details and a full schedule can be found at congress.ons.org.
ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 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.
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ONS Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
After undergoing a rigorous evaluation and receiving high marks on an employee survey, ONS has won the 2014 When Work Works Award, which honors employers who create effective and flexible workplaces.
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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.