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  • 12/26/2018 10:16 AM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    Diversity Workforce Coalition presents When Work Works Award to The Autumn Group

    Manchester, NH, December 26, 2018 – The Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC) announced that staffing and solutions provider The Autumn Group has been named the New Hampshire winner of the 2018 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.

    The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 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.

    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. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.

    Applicants are scored 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.

    The DWC is the official host of the awards in New Hampshire.

    “Studies show that when employees have options to balance their work and home needs they are happier and more productive. The Autumn Group has a culture that supports workplace flexibility. In talking to staff you can feel their excitement, energy and appreciation for their work flexibility,” said DWC Board President Tina Sharby.

    “Congratulations to the NH winner of the When Work Works Award,” said Lisa Horn, SHRM vice president, Congressional Affairs. “The Autumn Group found that cultivating a positive, caring workplace culture was ground zero for building a dynamic, engaged, and committed workforce.”

    The DWC presented the Award to Autumn Group COO Bryan Cedorchuk and Vice President Chuck Rice at the company’s Windham offices on December 19.

    To learn more about the award, visit an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state. Additional information about the When Work Works Award and the When Work Works initiative also is online.

    For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, contact Sundra Hominik of SHRM media relations at 703-535-6273 and Sundra.Hominik@shrm.org.

    About Diversity Workforce Coalition
    The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.  To learn more, please visit www.diversityworkforce.org

    About When Work Works
    When Work Works is a national 
    initiative led by 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 www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.

    DWC Board President Tina Sharby and Past President John Wilson present the When Work Works Award to Autumn Group Chief Operating Officer Bryan Cedorchuk and Vice President Chuck Rice.


    The Autumn Group celebrates its Award at the firm's holiday gathering at its Windham headquarters.

    Contact:

    Tina Sharby
    Diversity Workforce Coalition
    603-621-3417

    tsharby@eastersealsnh.org

    Sundra Hominik
    Society for Human Resource Management
    703-535-6273

    Sundra.Hominik@shrm.org

  • 12/18/2018 8:19 AM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Award Nominations Now Open
    Award to recognize outstanding efforts in promoting and implementing workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Manchester, NH, December 14, 2018 – The Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC) and the NH Health & Equity Partnership are accepting applications for the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Award.  The award will recognize organizations that have engaged in activities to recruit, train, and retain individuals who increase their institution’s diversity.  Entry to this award is open to all organizations across the corporate, government, community, and not-for-profit sectors. 

    “This award program is a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and understand the importance of acquiring and maintaining a vibrant and diverse workforce,” said DWC Board President Tina Sharby.

    Last year’s inaugural winner was Hutchinson Sealing Systems, which was recognized for its impressive efforts to create a diverse workforce and provide opportunities for employees at every level of the company.  The runners-up were Eastern Bank and Manchester Community Health Center.

    Nominations for this year’s award program will be accepted from December 10, 2018 to February 1, 2019.  Candidates will be selected for a site visit, conducted by Selection Committee representatives, with the final winner announced March 14, 2019.   For more information, please visit: https://www.diversityworkforce.org/Award/Nominations

    The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

    The New Hampshire Health & Equity Partnership is a public-private collaborative effort of philanthropic organizations, public health agencies, community based organizations, advocates and others concerned with health equity. 

    Media contact:
    Tina Sharby
    603-621-3417
    tsharby@eastersealsnh.org




  • 10/11/2018 5:41 PM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    Roughly 100 people attended the fifth annual Women in Technology event on October 9th at the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH.  This year’s theme—Seeing Herself There—reinforced the importance of increasing the number of role models and mentors to young women entering the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    Keynote speaker Gaynelle Swann is a lifetime STEM and diversity advocate who captured the audience’s interest with her compelling journey.  She acknowledged that while STEM fields are male-dominated, they are not male-oriented and opportunities for women abound.  Ms. Swann was introduced by Dr. Loretta Brady, professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College and the architect of BDS Insight’s “Bad Ass & Bold”—designed for leaders seeking a transformational approach to planning with their loves, dreams, and realities in mind.

    The evening culminated in lively roundtable discussions that explored ways to value women in STEM fields and identify supports and strategies that help women flourish in these careers. In addition to Diversity Workforce Coalition, Market Street Talent of Portsmouth and Bad Ass & Bold were sponsors of this year’s event.


    Keynote speaker and lifelong diversity advocate Gaynelle Swan shares her incredible STEM story. 


    Roughly 100 participants turned out for WIT 2018 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth.

  • 08/06/2018 10:56 AM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    On July 26, 2018, approximately 90 individuals from across the state of New Hampshire gathered at the offices of Eversource in Manchester to begin a statewide discussion on diversity and inclusion.  

    NH is facing a serious economic problem that requires navigating across the government, business, and nonprofit sectors.  Working together toward a common purpose is why this group was brought together.

    Panel presenters included:

    • Rogers Johnson, President of Seacoast NAACP and Chair of the Governor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion
    • Loretta Brady, Chair, Manchester Chamber Joint Task Force and Founder, Organizational Consultant at BDS Insight
    • Tye Graham, Eastern Bank, SVP Director HR Business Partnership, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion

    The attendees broke out into small groups to brainstorm  about state-wide approaches needed to support diversity and inclusion, how to engage business leaders, and to identify business challenges and gaps.  Will Arvelo, Division of Economic Development Business and Economic Affairs for the State of NH, led the discussion.


    Will Arvelo, Division of Economic Development Business and Economic Affairs for the State of NH, takes to the podium to open the discussion.


    Tina M. Sharby is president of the Board of Directors for the Diversity Workforce Coalition.

  • 11/10/2016 11:29 PM | Anonymous

    Don Byrne and Andrea O'Brien speak with two representatives from the Diversity Workforce Coalition. This program originally aired November 12, 2016.

    Link: http://wbnh1051.podbean.com/e/business-iq-with-don-byrne-andrea-o%E2%80%99brien-show-27-diversity-workforce-coalition/

  • 10/26/2014 11:30 PM | Anonymous

    A gathering in the city earlier this week gave women the chance to talk about the challenges and opportunities of working and succeeding in what has been male-dominated technology fields.

    Link: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20141026/NEWS/141029575

  • 06/28/2014 11:33 PM | Anonymous

    Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook: Why don't you speak English or wear pants?

    Link: http://www.diversityworkforce.org/pdfs/MUL-june282014cote.pdf

The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

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