Intermountain Financial Group Recognized for Workplace Excellence in 2012


Awarded 2012 Sloan Award for Workplace Excellence.


Chamber Recognizes Utah Employers for Workplace Flexibility

Thirteen local companies have received the national Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. They will be recognized for their use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. The prestigious Sloan award, presented locally by the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center, is a part of the national When Work Works project, which recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Utah and across the country.

Local recipients of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are:

Employer Solutions Group
Aribex, Inc.
Jakob Marketing Partners
DigiCert, Inc.
Intermountain Financial Group
McKinnon-Mulherin, Inc.
1-800-CONTACTS, Inc.
Christopherson Business Travel
AAA Fair Credit Foundation
Stoel Rives, Salt Lake City
KPMG, Salt Lake City
Deloitte, Salt Lake City
Software Technology Group

The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, as well as a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.

“One of the most remarkable benefits of all our innovative technology is our ability to work more efficiently – even from home – avoiding wasted time in traffic while commuting to and from work, allowing flexibility for workers to balance home with work and accommodate all the different schedules now commonplace in our society,” says Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber CEO and president. “Companies that accommodate their workforce with flexible work arrangements find themselves on the receiving end of dedicated and loyal employees. Our Sloan Award recipients for 2012 have demonstrated with their own actions and for our benefit just what it means to be a top-rated organization by creating that wonderful balance between employees’ needs and productivity.”

This year’s local Alfred P. Sloan Award ceremony, presented by the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center, will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center at 220 South State Street in Salt Lake City. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

The Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility is part of the When Work Works project,an ongoing initiative of When Work Works, which is a joint partnership between Families and Work Institute and The Society for Human Resource Management. These partner organizations provide research, resources and recognition to employers nationwide. The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century.

Each of the 2012 Sloan Award winners will also be recognized nationally and featured in next year’s edition of the Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work, published by Families and Work Institute.

Read more: Utah Policy – Chamber Recognizes Utah Employers for Workplace Flexibility


Intermountain Financial Group one of 20 Utah companies to be awarded Work/Life Award

Utah honors 20 companies for helping employees balance lives

Workplace » Repeat winners among those recognized.

Salt Lake Tribune

Updated:06/02/2010 03:53:26 PM MDT

Twenty Utah companies of various sizes will receive 2010 “Work/Life Awards” from the Utah Department of

Workforce Services on June 22.

Four of the recipients have been honored at least five times before with the annual award, which recognizes

firms that treat their employees well, recognizing the importance of people’s lives away from work. The repeat

winners include two large companies, 1-800 Contacts and Nicholas & Co., Inc.; one medium-sized company,

Futura Industries, Clearfield; and one small organization, Utah Foster Care Foundation.

Other winning firms were:

» Large — Automated Data Processing, Inc. and InterContinental Hotels Group;

» Medium — Ace Disposal, Clearlink, CyberSource Corp., Goldenwest Credit Union, Intermountain Financial

Group/Mass Mutual, Marriott Vacation Club International Owner Services, Pepsi Beverages Co., Spillman

Technologies, Tanner LC and Thomas Arts;

» Small — Cirque Corp., Executech, Fehr & Peers and The Intrepid Group.

“The success of Work/Life Award-winning companies shows up in many forms, including improved

productivity, customer relations, retention, recruitment and marketing,” said Lynette Rasmussen, director of the

department’s Office of Work & Family Life.

Awards will be presented at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel in Salt Lake City. To register, go to,

or call 801-468-0112.

Mike Gorrell

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To register for the awards event, go to, or call 801-468-0112.

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