Laughlin Constable: Recognized for exemplary workplace practices

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Kris Naidl – 414-270-7270


National “When Work Works Award” Bestowed on Laughlin Constable

MILWAUKEE, WI (September 9, 2014) – Laughlin Constable has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. 2014 is the seventh consecutive year that Laughlin Constable’s Milwaukee office has received the honor and the fourth consecutive year for its Chicago office.

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 individual states as well as across the country.

“We take great pride in providing innovative and flexible work solutions to attract, inspire and retain top talent in the very competitive advertising and communications industries,” said Mat Lignel, president of Laughlin Constable. “We are pleased to again have our workplace practices recognized with this honor.”

The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20% 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 are making work work in innovative and inspiring ways and set an example for employers both nationally and internationally,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute.

“The When Work Works Award recognizes organizations that foster a culture of workplace flexibility and effectiveness, which gives them a competitive advantage. Their practices set them apart from other organizations,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative.

For a list of winners 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 (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) visit

Media: For more information, contact Kris Naidl at [email protected] or 414-270-7270; Eve Tahmincioglu of FWI at [email protected] and phone number (212) 716-1842; or Kate Kennedy of SHRM at [email protected] and (703) 535-6260.

About Laughlin Constable

Laughlin Constable has been providing integrated marketing services to its clients for more than 35 years. With offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, New York and New Jersey, the agency provides Full Circle Branding™ solutions to include brand strategy, digital marketing, digital development, advertising, design, public relations, and media research, planning and buying. Its annual billings are in excess of $260 million. The agency’s clients include: the Bon‐Ton Retail Group, GE Healthcare, Lung Cancer Alliance, Master Lock, MillerCoors, SABMiller, A&E, the USA Network, McDonald’s Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and others. For more information, please visit

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