(Portland, OR) May 24, 2016 – Roth Staffing Companies, parent company of Ultimate Staffing, has been honored with the 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. Both of Roth’s Portland branches, Ultimate Staffing and Ledgent Finance & Accounting, have been recognized for their commitment to creating a balanced workplace. This is Roth Staffing Companies third consecutive win for the When Work Works award.
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Portland, Oregon and across the country.
“We took a gamble to implement coworker flexibility initiatives that no other staffing company has offered … and the results were far better than we imagined,” said Adam Roth, CEO of Roth Staffing Companies. “We put our coworkers first. When they are happy, rested, and fulfilled, they are more productive at work and experience more success. Our goal has always been to do the right thing for our coworkers, but to then be recognized for that effort is humbling and a great honor.”
The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent 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: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement — all factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement.
“These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”
“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative. “These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”
Roth Staffing Companies is dedicated to building a supportive and empowering workplace. Over the past year, Roth was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine & Great Place to Work as a Best Place to Work for Recent Grads, Consulting and Professional Services, Giving Back, and Women, along with an overall Best Small and Medium Workplace.
These are in addition to their sixth win from Staffing Industry Analysts for “Best Staffing Firms to Work For,” and third time being named a “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For.” Roth Staffing Companies also received a Stevie® Award for Company of the Year from the 2015 American Business Awards. In addition to their national accolades as a Best Place to Work, Roth earned regional top workplace recognitions across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Washington DC, and Las Vegas.
When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.
About Roth Staffing Companies
Roth Staffing Companies is one of the largest privately-held staffing companies in the country, operating from more than 100 locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia via six specialized business lines: Ultimate Staffing Services, the 11th largest office/clerical staffing company in the country, Ledgent Finance & Accounting, Adams & Martin Group (legal staffing), Ledgent Technology & Engineering, and affiliatesUltimate Locum Tenens and About Talent (a workforce solutions company).
Roth Companies stands as the only firm in the industry ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies, and is the only one to receive all of the industry’s most prestigious honors in a single year, accomplishing this feat for two consecutive years. The organization is consistently ranked among the 50 largest staffing companies in the country.
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) 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 annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces 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.