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When Work Works

by Angela Orr | Apr 05, 2018

Brandi Riggs is the director of human resources for McCownGordon Construction in Kansas City. As a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Certified Professional, Brandi is dedicated to helping KC regional employers gain recognition for their outstanding HR programs. Learn more about an upcoming award opportunity below. 

SHRM-KC, Women’s Foundation and the City of Kansas City are partnering in the community for an initiative called "When Work Works."

The When Work Works Award is part of When Work Works, a national initiative of SHRM that helps organizations of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming how they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices.

Don’t miss the chance to be recognized as a top employer. The last day to submit your organization's When Work Works Award application is May 11, 2018.

What’s in it for applicants and winners?

  • A free customized benchmarking report comparing your workplace to competitors locally and across the country.
  • Local and national media attention for the things you’re doing to create an effective and flexible workplace.
  • Kudos at local awards events.
  • Inclusion on When Work Works and SHRM websites, and recognition as a top employer to help you attract the best employees.

Seize the opportunity to showcase your effective and flexible workplace. Apply for the prestigious When Work Works Award by going to

To ensure you receive local recognition, make sure to select Kansas City for your award area.

Send application and other questions about the When Work Works Award to Send questions about TeamKC to Jessica Palm.

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