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Machen McChesney, LLP receives 2016 When Work Works Award

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Jun 15, 2016 3:16:11 PM


Machen McChesney, LLP is honored to have been chosen again as a winner of the 2016 When Work Works Award.  This award is presented to companies for use of effective workplace strategies that increase business and employee success.

www-award-logo-16-win-916154-edited.gifMachen McChesney is among 351organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components that are linked with positive employee and employer outcomes: autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits, and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.  

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Alabama and across the country.

“To be recognized with this award is quite an honor and in itself speaks to our dedication to Return Value at every opportunity for our clients, employees, and community,” said Marty Williams, CPA, managing partner of Machen McChesney, LLP.

The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: 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 — all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.

The winners represent a variety of industries ranging from technology to manufacturing to finance to health care.  And all are proving that effective and flexible workplace practices can work in organizations of all sizes.

 “These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”  

For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, visit

For more information please contact Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA at (334) 887-7022 or please feel free to leave us a message below.  View the full press release at 


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