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Machen McChesney chosen as a winner of 2016 When Work Works award

Auburn - Montgomery, Alabama (June 14, 2016) – Machen McChesney, LLP has been honored again with a When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

This 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 Alabama and across the country.

Machen McChesney, LLP is among 351 organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components that are linked with positive employee and employer outcomes: autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.

“To be recognized with this award is quite an honor and in itself speaks to our dedication to Return Value at every opportunity for our clients, employees, and community” said Marty Williams, CPA, managing partner of Machen McChesney, LLP.

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.”  

For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, visit www.whenworkworks.org.

Media: For more information, contact Patty Hickman at 334-887-7022 and phickman@machenmcchesney.com or Barbara Norcia-Broms at 212-465-2094 and bnorcia-broms@familiesandwork.org.

ABOUT Machen McChesney, LLP
Machen McChesney, LLP is a business advisory firm with a history of Returning Value to its individual and business clients through proactive accounting, audit and assurance, business tax and advisory, business valuation, family and elder care, individual tax planning and consulting and outsourced bookkeeping services.  From its headquarters in Auburn, Alabama, the firm is committed to returning value to its clients throughout Alabama and the United States.  Machen McChesney is part of a family of services, including FocusPay Solutions (focuspaysolutions.com) and Wealth Management Services, and is a member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned, high-quality local and regional accounting firms.  Learn more at www.machenmcchesney.com.