Foothill Family has been recognized for its outstanding commitment to employee engagement and work-life balance by WorldatWork. The Work-Life Seal of Distinction is a mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in promoting effective practices to support and maintain the health of its employees.
“As one of only 116 organizations in North America to be recognized, Foothill Family is honored to be a 2016 recipient of this award,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family chief executive officer. “We are proud to support the mental health of our communities by starting with the health and well-being of our employees, who are the on the front line of caring for children and families in need.”
Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction measures the overall strength of organizations’ work-life portfolio and success in creating positive work environments. Awardees have been evaluated on work-life programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs and challenges facing employees today.
• Health and wellness
• Financial support and education
• Caring for dependents
• Paid and unpaid time off
• Workforce experience and engagement
• Community involvement
“We congratulate our 2016 recipients who represent a wide variety of industries, demonstrating that enhancing employee engagement and work-life effectiveness is a business imperative for organizations of all sizes and strengths. These organizations are the pinnacle of excellence in workplace strategies that enhance employees’ lives,” said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. Ruddy added, “By understanding the value of investing in their employees, each organization has taken a critical step toward future business success.”
This year’s recipients represent nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies in industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, and hail from 30 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The 2016 list includes 49 new companies and shows 67 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, 53 organizations have workplaces outside of the United States. Foothill Family has joined the ranks of awardees including Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nestlé, Marriott International, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in Southern California. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 23,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org.