Corporate Voices is delighted by the news that four of its partner companies were honored with Working Mother Media’s Best Companies for Hourly Workers Award at the 2012 National Conference Supporting Hourly Workers on May 18. We applaud Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Capital One, Marriott International and Sodexo for their outstanding work, which has resulted in this honor. Our partner companies are joined by this year’s other honorees: Best Buy, Cricket Communications, Hilton Worldwide, Pet Smart, Target, University of New Mexico Hospitals, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Valassis Communications.
At last week’s conference, Peggy Walton, Senior Director, Workforce Readiness, facilitated a breakout working group that discussed flex solutions for education, training and development. Highlighted in the session were two Best Companies for Hourly Workers awardees, Valassis and University of New Mexico Hospitals, both of which have best-practice programs that support education attainment and talent development.
When Corporate Voices initiated the Best Companies for Hourly Workers recognition in partnership with Working Mother Media, the goal was to highlight those companies that set the standard for best practices for hourly workers. Clearly, these winning organizations do just that. They offer hourly workers benefits such as health insurance and company-matching 401(k)s, as well as paid vacation and sick days, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts and flexible work schedules.