January 21, 2019

MacGregor Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices

MacGregor Partners has been honored with a 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 recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.

“Amazing employees who are passionate about their jobs, plus the flexibility that we need to live our everyday lives is really what sets us up for success.  On top of this, we have a major initiative to build strong talent within the community, whether it be internships or software developers, it is magical to see the growth in the careers of our employees at such a rapid rate,” said Jeremy Kloth, HR Manager of MacGregor Partners.

In applying for the award, MacGregor Partners was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.

“These organizations developed HR policies and programs to support and maintain this environment, and they are reaping the benefits with increased retention, productivity, and overall success for their investment,” said Lisa Horn, SHRM vice president, Congressional Affairs.

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.

Additional information about the When Work Works Award and the When Work Works initiative is available online.


About MacGregor Partners

In a world where supply chains are often incompatible with consumer needs and organizations are not keeping up with advances in technology, MacGregor Partners is working towards a more efficient world. Founded in 2012, MacGregor Partners has brought together some of the best minds in the supply chain industry to develop software that will simplify supply chains. Although a relative newcomer, fueled by an ambitious and energetic culture MacGregor has achieved remarkable growth since its humble beginnings. MacGregor’s office is located downtown Milwaukee in the heart of the historic 3rd ward neighborhood.

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 on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.