Posted 01 Jun 2009
AETN was one of
only 19 employers recognized in this seventh annual ceremony, formerly named
the Governors Family-Friendly Awards. AETN also received a Mature Workers
Award for providing a work environment friendly to mature workers.
The awards are
presented by the Governors Work-Life Initiative, whose mission is to recognize
employers for establishing and providing resources that support employees in
balancing the needs of both work and family.
productive and loyal employees are the most important asset that any company
can have, and helping employees strike the right balance between work
responsibilities and home life is not only the right thing to do, its smart
business, Governor Mike Beebe said. It takes real vision to trust that
instinct, even in tough economic times, and I want to thank [these] honorees
for their leadership.
based on number of employees, were:
of Arkansas, Fayetteville, gold.
American Electric Power/Southwestern Electric
Power Company, Gentry, headquartered in Shreveport,
headquartered in Ramsey, Minn., bronze.
Public School District No. 1, Fayetteville,
Arkansas PBS, Conway,
Benchmark Group, Rogers, silver.
Delta Dental of Arkansas, Sherwood, silver.
College, Mena, bronze.
Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., Little Rock, gold.
St. Francis County
EMS, Forrest City,
Navigator Telecommunications, North Little Rock, bronze.
were nominated for the awards were asked to provide information regarding
issues such as health benefits, work-time options and childcare assistance. If
a company did not have formal work-life policies, informal ways of making the
work environment as family-friendly as possible were taken into account.
AETN was honored
last year with the American Psychological Associations (APA) 2008 Psychologically
Healthy Workplace Award at a ceremony in Washington,
D.C. One of five employers from
across North America to receive APAs
workplace award, AETN won in the government/military/educational institution
AETN was also
recognized by APA as a Best Practices Honoree for its effective use of planning
and improvement teams to complete projects. AETN is one of only three national
winners in the history of this award program to win both awards.
AETN won the Arkansas Psychological Association
Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award in 2002 and 2006.
The Arkansas PBS (www.aetn.org) provides lifelong learning
opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans lives and celebrates the unique
culture of Arkansas
through its programming and services. AETNs digital and analog transmitters
and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.