Working Mother is now accepting applications for the second annual Best Companies for Hourly Workers recognition.

When Corporate Voices initiated Best Companies for Hourly Workers in partnership with Working Mother last year, we wanted to highlight those companies that set the standard for best practices for hourly workers. We also wanted to use this recognition as a way to engage business leaders and policymakers in an important discussion about hourly workers and their role in our nation’s economic competitiveness.

Clearly, our inaugural celebration held in May more than exceeded those expectations.

  • Six outstanding companies – CCLC (Childrens’ Creative Learning Centers), Marriott International, McDonald’s USA, Sodexo, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and UNM Hospitals – were named Best Companies for Hourly Workers.
  • We celebrated their leadership and best-practice management during an engaging, informative and extremely well-attended forum and luncheon, with Marriott CEO J.W. Marriott Jr. providing the keynote remarks.
  • The winning companies received substantial online media recognition for their innovative programs and support of hourly workers.

Now we are working to build on that solid foundation as we continue to expand the recognition of those leading companies that are dedicated to creating and using best practices to support their hourly employees.

More detailed information is available here about the 2011 Best Companies for Hourly Workers recognition and eligibility requirements. The online survey is open to applicants now through October 15, 2010.

Winning companies will be featured in the May 2011 issue of Working Mother magazine and on workingmother.com, and will be invited to celebrate their success at an event to be held in the Spring of 2011.