Submit Your 2020 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Nominations

(Canton, OH) July 17, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United is currently accepting nominations for the fourth annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards at . The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 28.

“Family-friendly policies lead to more stability and better outcomes for children,” explains United Way of Greater Stark County’s President & CEO Maria Heege. “Conditions at work greatly affect the well-being of families and these policies are imperative to the social and economic growth of a community.” 

Women United will recognize three Stark and/or Carroll County workplaces for creating Family-Friendly Workplaces and sustaining these policies during the COVID-19 pandemic (March through July).

The awards recognize local workplaces that go beyond what is legally required to help employees balance work and life. Family-friendly policies result in higher customer satisfaction, increased cost savings and profits, higher return on investment and reduces absenteeism. Examples of family-friendly policies include: flextime, child care and elder care, telecommuting, job sharing, tuition for employees, family medical leave, paid parental leave for birth or adoption of children, employee and family health benefits, tuition for employees, flexible emergency leave with pay, employee assistance programs, family-oriented events, and scholarships for employees’ children.

“Family-friendly policies can help reduce parenting stress and promote wellbeing, which in turn leads to better business, happier families, and healthier children,” says Amy Mast, Women United Chair. “These policies are the right thing to do, and the smart and equitable thing to do. We want to offer solutions to make a positive difference in the community and these policies are one of the ways we can do that.”

Previous award winners include MAC Trailer, CommQuest Services, Inc., The Karcher Group, TimkenSteel, Employers Health, Schauer Group, Aultman Health Foundation and Domestic Violence Project, Inc.

Award recipients will be celebrated virtually on Thursday, October 13.

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About Women United

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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.