KeatsConnelly, a wealth management firm that assists Canadians and Americans in realizing their dreams of a cross-border lifestyle, was named a winner of the 2014 When Work Works Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This is the 6th time KeatsConnelly was named a winner. This award recognizes firms for providing employee benefits that include flexible work hours, telecommuting, job sharing, paid time off, continuing education, retirement plans and more.
“We understand that in order to offer our clients the best service possible, we needed to create an environment that attracts and retains our number one asset, employees! We can only attract and retain talented and motivated employees if we provide a flexible work environment.” said Dale Walters, CPA, PFS, CFP®, Chief Executive Officer of KeatsConnelly.
This award is part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce and the Twiga Foundation. Through When Work Works, these partner organizations provide research, resources and recognition to employers nationwide, and share the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century. Employers of all sizes and all types are represented. Winners of this award not only offer excellent workplace flexibility practices, but they also use flexibility as a strategic business tool to enhance organizational effectiveness while also benefiting employees.
“The When Work Works project was developed in response to decades of research that found that, simply put, work was not ‘working’ for many businesses and employees as well as it could be,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute and co-director of the national When Work Works initiative.