January 26, 2017
Topic: Human Resources
For the third consecutive year, the University of Michigan has been recognized for creating a positive workplace experience for faculty and staff through benefits, work-life programs and other resources and human resources policies.
U-M is one of 160 employers in the United States and Canada — and one of only 23 higher education institutions — to receive the 2017 Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association.
"The health and well-being of our faculty and staff is a priority for our university," said Jennie McAlpine, senior director of work-life programs. "From competitive benefits to on-site wellness programs to resources to help balance the challenges of life at work and at home, we are committed to creating an environment where people can be their best."
The recipients are evaluated on seventeen categories, including health and wellness, compensation, time-off policies, flexible work arrangements, dependent care, employee recognition, community involvement and more.
In addition to providing competitive benefits and time-off policies, U-M offers resources for child care, including three on-site children's centers, information about flexible work options, elder care resources, and lactation resources for new mothers through the Work-Life Resource Center. It also provides programs and services aimed at supporting physical, mental and emotional well-being through MHealthy.