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iHire Earns Two 2018 Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) Awards

Frederick, MD (April 2018) – iHire has been acknowledged for their exceptional workplace practices in the form of two AWE Awards: Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Award and Health and Wellness Seal of Approval Award. This is the sixth consecutive year iHire has been recognized by the AWE.

The Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Award recognizes companies who show an outstanding commitment to balanced leadership and the overall success of their workforce. They are evaluated in multiple areas including corporate culture and management practices, family- and employee-friendly policies/programs, employee growth and learning opportunities, diversity and inclusion, and commitment to corporate, social, and civic responsibility.

The Health and Wellness Seal of Approval Award is given to organizations providing innovative programs for their employees such as health risk assessments, healthy food options, educational programs, access to healthcare professionals, and initiatives that support physical activity.

“We are honored to receive these awards again in 2018! We believe that when our employees thrive, iHire thrives, and we’re dedicated to maintaining our unique workplace culture focused on performance, flexibility, work-life balance, and continuous personal growth,” said Vickie Krolak, iHire’s Administrative Manager. “On the health and wellness side, we have wellness challenges, healthy snacks in the breakroom, biweekly yoga and meditation sessions, onsite biometric screenings, a 100% employer-paid EAP, and much more. We’re invested in the wellbeing of our employees.”

All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professionals and master’s and Ph.D.-level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, public health, and diversity and inclusion. 

The AWE will host their 19th Annual Awards Celebration on June 8, 2018 at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center. A total of 46 employers will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County, MD and throughout the United States. The event is anticipated to have approximately 200 business executives in attendance, primarily from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


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About AWE

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Montgomery County, MD and Discovery Communications. Over the past 19 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large. AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces within the business community through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and empower economic growth. For more information:

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Author: Natalie Winzer, iHire

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