Travois recognized for innovative, effective workplace practices

Travois has been honored with a 2018 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices! The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) administers the When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

All applicants were evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.

The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce.

“Winning organizations have developed HR policies and programs to support and maintain this environment, and they are reaping the benefits with increased retention, productivity, and overall success for their investment,” said Lisa Horn, SHRM vice president, Congressional Affairs.

From Travois’ business point of view, motivated, devoted, creative employees are our most valuable asset. We have to invest in our most important asset if we want to succeed. Our business is helping our clients create good jobs in underserved communities and build beautiful homes for indigenous families. We want the same for our employees: a warm, welcoming and dog-friendly office with a daycare for our children, plenty of time off to spend with their loved ones, generous benefits and a living wage to support themselves and their families.

Our team members want to make a difference and will work very hard to provide solutions. Paying competitive wages, offering quality benefits, and supporting employees’ ongoing education are all a part of that. Two-thirds of our winning score was based on a survey of Travois staff. We love knowing our employees are happy!

Thank you to SHRM for this recognition!

To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name.

Read more about the When Work Works Award and the When Work Works initiative online.