RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources (HR) association and compensation authority, awarded RTI International the WorldatWork’s Seal of Distinction for 2017. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness and work-life balance programs.
RTI is one of five organizations in North Carolina and one of 160 organizations in the United States and Canada to be honored as a 2017 recipient. The 2017 recipients will be recognized during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, held in Washington, D.C., May 7-10.
“At RTI, the well-being of our employees and their families is our first priority,” said Marjorie Williamson, vice president, Global Total Rewards and HR Operations at RTI. “Providing a working environment where our employees feel valued, rewarded and able to balance work and family is essential to our organization.”
Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership.
Some of RTI’s domestic benefits include parental leave, flexible work schedule, leave of absence programs to care for children and parents in need, and a myriad of wellness programs. Internationally, RTI monitors the market to ensure competitive benefits offerings in the various markets in which it operates throughout the world.
“We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere,” said Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork.
“This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I’m confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.”
This year’s recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals – and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
The 2017 list includes 80 companies who are first-time Seal of Distinction recipients. Eighty companies have received the seal in previous years. In addition, 11 organizations have qualified every year since WorldatWork started presenting the Seal of Distinction in 2012.