KerberRose Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices


Shawano, WI (July 14, 2016) – KerberRose – a certified public accounting firm, has been honored with a 2016 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 the WI region and across the country. KerberRose is one of 6 award winners in the state of WI.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Melissa Olsen, Director of Human Resources for KerberRose, “Progressive and employee-centric practices such as day to day flexible scheduling, compressed work weeks, remote work arrangements, and a goal-focused performance management program provide our team members with the tools and opportunity to succeed in both their personal and professional life.”

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.”

“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative. “These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”

To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state:

When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.

For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, visit

Media: For more information, contact Melissa Olsen, PHR/SHRM-CP at 715-526-4595 and or Barbara Norcia-Broms at 212-465-2094 and

About KerberRose
KerberRose is a Wisconsin certified public accounting firm dedicated to serving the people and businesses of Northeast Wisconsin. With over 80 professional staff members and offices in Shawano, Green Bay, Fox Cities, Clintonville, Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay, Rhinelander, Oshkosh and Wausau we combine the expertise of a leading regional firm with the convenience, familiarity and passion of a local provider.

About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and 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 and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on

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