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On May 17, 2016, Hughes was again recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as one of the Greater Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work, receiving AWE’s Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval for the 17th consecutive year.
Hughes was also honored with the organization’s Health and Wellness Seal of Approval for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of 24 companies to receive the 2016 EcoLeadership Award and one of 12 companies to receive the 2016 Diversity Champion Award. The AWE awards honor organizations that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, at home, and in the community, as well as their commitment to sustainability and workplace diversity. This year’s award recipients included 62 organizations of all sizes and in all types of industries from across the United States.
“Hughes is honored to be recognized once again as a top place to work and a leader in championing diversity and environmental stewardship,” said Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes. “Our employees are our most important asset, and we are committed to providing a positive and inclusive work environment with a range of wellness resources to ensure they maintain a healthy work-life balance.”
All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professionals and master’s and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, and public health.
“Providing a collaborative, committed workplace where people feel supported, listened to, and are able to achieve their personal best is a critical ingredient in achieving both employee productivity and company success,” said Michelle Pearre, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “At Hughes, our spirit is rooted in our values of teamwork, diversity, inclusion, trust, and innovative thinking, and we are committed to promoting a healthy balance of workplace and wellness programs that encourage these values and allow our employees to flourish.”
Hughes and other recipients were honored on June 10 at AWE’s Annual Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.