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Nominations Being Accepted for Supportive Workplace Award



Has your employer helped you succeed in the workplace and in life?

Do you know of a local company that outstandingly supports the workplace?

If so, please nominate them for the Supportive Workplace Award!


Businesses that help their workers overcome challenges and be successful on the job will have the opportunity to be recognized for their accomplishments with a Supportive Workplace Award. The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) is accepting nominations for the award which recognizes area companies that provide a supportive environment for their workforce. The deadline for making a nomination is May 8.

Examples of a supportive workplace range from small efforts such as picking up a worker when his/her car breaks down, to larger supports such as providing on-site daycare. Other examples may include benefits for part-time positions, tuition reimbursement, flexible scheduling, and more.

A supportive workplace gives employees additional resources and assistance to address problems before they affect productivity. Supportive practices help the company’s bottom line by increasing retention and attracting high quality workers. 


Supportive practices may:

  • Promote innovation and teamwork among workers;
  • Effectively retain workers and encourage upward mobility;
  • Result in positive attendance and reliability;
  • Leverage partnerships with community resources;
  • Support workers, especially those on a lower income scale.


Nominations will be accepted online through May 8, 2015. Any company or individual may nominate a workplace for the award. Three nominations will be selected for Supportive Workplace Awards. All responses will be shared anonymously, in aggregate.


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Related info:  Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative



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Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager