Career Path Services Chosen as When Work Works Award Winner

Spokane, WA (May 24, 2016) Career Path Services has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

www-award-logo-16-winThis 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 Washington state and across the country.

“This award recognizes the significant contributions our wonderful employees make towards building a quality workplace and corporate culture,” said George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award on their behalf.”

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.

“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.”

“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative. “These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”

To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state:

When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.

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

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About Career Path Services

Career Path Services was established in 1971  through funds provided by the 1962 Manpower Development and Training Act, which President John F. Kennedy signed into law on March 15, 1962. It has enjoyed a rich history throughout the last four decades. Our mission statement defines our organization:

“Career Path Services, a private non-profit corporation, provides workforce development services to individuals and employers in Washington State.”

Our vision statement states what we do now, will do in the future, and how we do it:

“Empowering People, Enhancing Workforce, Enriching Community”

We strive for the highest level of performance excellence in all we do.  This means exceeding all contractual, programmatic, and fiscal goals on an individual, team, and corporate basis.  We endeavor to have the best possible relationships with our fund and referral sources by being responsive to their needs, treating them with respect and exceeding their performance requirements.  We strive to be each fund sources’ “preferred provider”. Visit Career Path Services at or on Facebook at

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on

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