Congratulations to the 2020 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Recipients

(Canton, OH) September 23, 2020 – On October 13, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United will virtually present Synchrony Financial, Buckeye State Credit Union and Massillon Museum with the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards for 2020.

The awards recognize organizations in three categories, based on the number of workplace employees: 500+ employees, 50-499 employees, and 1-49 employees.

500+ employees, Synchrony Financial: All employees are telecommuting since April 2020 and employees have been given computers, monitors and phone equipment for their homes; Increased backup childcare from 25 days to 60 days for all employees; paid co-pay for virtual doctor visits,  and  started a  Summer Camp, an online activity each day of the summer to help parents who are working from home with school-age children.

50-499 employees, Buckeye State Credit Union: medical insurance to full-time employees;  dental, vision, group term life insurance; pre-paid legal; paid life insurance;  short-term disability to both full and part-time employees;  financial wellness education classes for employees and their families; telecommuting for many employees because of COVID; and an employee assistance program that offers 24/7 phone counseling, personal coaching, wellness challenges and more.

1-49 employees, Massillon Museum: environment of shared responsibility, all-hands-on-deck mentality; open-door policy; staff development opportunities; flexibility in a supportive atmosphere that takes into consideration each staff member’s individual and family needs; and telecommuting during pandemic.

“Family-friendly policies benefit employers, families and society. Each year, award recipients demonstrate that family-friendly policies are proven, cost-effective solutions for reducing turnover, improving employee morale and commitment, as well as improving the quality of life,” says Amy Mast, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United Steering Chair. “Our hope is that the recipients of the awards will share with other workplaces how beneficial family-friendly policies can be for companies and employees. Communication is the key to more places adopting similar policies. Together, we can advocate and change our community for the better, one reachable goal at a time.”

Previous recipients include: 2019: MAC Trailer, CommQuest Services and The Karcher Group; 2018: Employers Health, TimkenSteel and Schauer Group; 2017: Aultman Health Foundation and Domestic Violence Project.

Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, and for the safety of the community, the fourth-annual event will take place on online at United Way’s Facebook and YouTube social media platforms.  

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About United Way of Greater Stark County
United Way of Greater Stark County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crisis. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities in Greater Stark County. In order to live better, we must live United. For more information about United Way of Greater Stark County visit Offices are at 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702. (330) 491-0445.