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Northwestern Recognized as ‘Great Workplace’ For Second Year

Awarded for programs that help faculty, staff and students balance work and life

EVANSTON, Ill. --- For the second consecutive year, Northwestern University has been recognized for supporting its employees at work and at home. The World at Work Alliance for Work-Life Progress awarded the University a 2016 Seal of Distinction for workplace strategies that help faculty, staff and students achieve quality work-life balance.

“The honor is a ringing endorsement of our efforts to ensure that Northwestern is a truly great place to work,” said Pamela S. Beemer, vice president of Human Resources. “When talented individuals are supported in their work/life needs, they are more able to be fully productive and to solve workplace problems, as well as to work more effectively and efficiently.” 

“Northwestern is proud to continue to be among a group of outstanding employers who are recognized for the quality and breadth of their work/life programs,” said Beemer.

The Seal of Distinction is awarded every year to organizations across the United States. The overall strength of an institution’s work-life portfolio is evaluated along with programs and policies in several categories of work-life effectiveness, including caring for dependents, health and wellness, workplace flexibility and time off work.

For more information about Northwestern's work-life programs contact the Office of Work-Life Resources at 847-467-1460.