Cleveland SHRM conducted its 4th annual Cleveland SHRM Board Leadership Overview Day on February 26th. 13 Cleveland SHRM members were identified as high potential leaders within the organization and invited to attend. The day provided an overview of National SHRM, tthe Ohio SHRM State Council, and Cleveland SHRM, and how these three groups work together to develop HR professionals to advance their organizations. Additional information was provided to attendees about the role of the Board of Directors within Cleveland SHRM, including responsibilities, expectations, and committee objectives by President Lauren Rudman and President Elect Steve Ligus. Pat Perry, President of ERC, lead the group in a discussion on Board participation and leadership within Cleveland SHRM. Thanks to all who participated!

CSHRM Leadership Day - 2014


Northeast Ohio Employers Honored for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness
Cleveland SHRM to present Alfred P. Sloan Award at October monthly Chapter Meeting

Cleveland, Ohio (August, 12, 2013) – The Cleveland SHRM Chapter announced today the Northeast Ohio winners of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for their exemplary workplace practices.

Given by Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, the Sloan award recognizes employers that have distinguished themselves in Northeast Ohio and across the country. Winners are identified through a rigorous selection process that involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices (from telecommuting to job sharing to phased retirement programs) and a confidential employee survey that also asks employees about other aspects of the workplace known to lead to employee engagement.

Cleveland SHRM is the official host of the awards in Northeast Ohio.

“These employers use flexibility as an effective workplace strategy and, in doing so, help their employees meet their work and life needs and help the organization achieve strong business results,” said Lauren Rudman, President of Cleveland SHRM. “We congratulate them for being a role model for other businesses.”

"These employers are leaders in leveraging flexibility and workplace effectiveness (such as opportunities for employees to learn and supervisor support for job success) to attract and keep the best talent. They experience first-hand the benefits that an effective and flexible workplace has on their employees, organizational culture and bottom line," says Kelly Sakai-O'Neill, senior manager of applied research at Families and Work Institute.

Cleveland SHRM will recognize recipients of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility at the October Chapter Luncheon Meeting at 11:30am, Wednesday October 16th, 2013 at Corporate College East.

The Northeast Ohio recipients of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award are:

  • Excelas, LLC
  • Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A
  • KPMG - Cleveland
  • Noble-Davis Consulting, Inc.
  • Ryan - Cleveland
  • Staffing Solutions Enterprises

An initiative of Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility are part of When Work Works, a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

Award winners will be featured in the next edition of the Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work. Information about innovative workplace practices also will be showcased at a national conference on transformational workplaces and be included in business education programming by FWI and SHRM.

Media: Press coverage of Awards Program during the Chapter Luncheon Meeting is welcomed. For more information, contact Beth Warholy at 216-904-6655 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, contact Eve Tahmincioglu at 212-465-2044 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also, visit www.whenworkworks.org, and like us on Facebook.com/FWINews.



The Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (CSHRM) is the local affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an international organization comprised of over 250,000+ human resource professionals.

CSHRM is devoted exclusively to the professional needs of Human Resources Professionals. Members of our chapter are exposed to the most up-to-date best practices in quality HR Management. Members also associate with fellow HR Professionals from large and small organizations representing manufacturing, services, health care, financial services, plus many other diverse organizations, including those in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINews.

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