SAN FRANCISCO—January 16, 2013— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that the company has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. Riverbed® received this award for its use of workplace flexibility as an effective strategy to increase employee satisfaction and productivity. To provide employees with flexible workplace options, Riverbed has instituted numerous self-help and assisted programs such as flexible work schedules, work-from-home policies and leave time options.
The Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility is part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, which recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country. The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers' flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.
Riverbed provides flexible workplace options to empower employees to be balanced, healthy, family-oriented and contributing members of society that include:
"We are thrilled to receive the Sloan Award as it recognizes the breadth of options and opportunities that Riverbed gives employees to meet the needs of their families, personal interests and health," said Mike Guerchon, senior vice president of employee services and human resources at Riverbed. "This recognition demonstrates our commitment to keeping employees happy and engaged in the workplace, which also helps to improve productivity. We continue to retain and attract top talent because of our career advancement opportunities, benefits such as flexible workplace options, and of course our team of employees that continue to develop innovative technology that meets the needs of global organizations."
"Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health," Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute. "As a recipient of the 2012 Sloan Award, Riverbed ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace. What makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace."
About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.
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