Consumers recognized for innovative and effective workplace practices


We’re pleased to announce Consumers has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.

The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies and flexible scheduling. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.

“Serving our members well means serving our employees well first,” says Consumers Chief Human Resources Officer Shawn Premer. “It’s important to us in order to retain top talent and ensure job satisfaction that our culture is supportive of a positive work-life balance. This award recognizes those efforts, and we couldn’t be prouder.”

To be considered for the award, Consumers was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.

Consumers has received recognition for its wellness, training and HR programs regularly over the last 10 years. Earlier this May, Consumers was once again named one of the Best and Brightest Elite Companies To Work For® in West Michigan.

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