Cianbro Honored for Excellence in "Employee Ownership" Communications
5/10/2012 2:58:00 PM |
Cianbro has been selected by The ESOP Association as the winner of the national 2012 Category 2-B Annual Award for Communications Excellence (AACE), which is presented to an employee-owned company in the U.S. that employs more than 250 team members, and which has shown excellence in video communications. The AACE Awards are sponsored each year by the Association to recognize the outstanding communications and educational programs of its members. The awards are presented each May at the Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. to companies which have excelled in communicating the ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) and its meaning to the company's employees.
Cianbro's video communications efforts were represented in the judging by three video productions: Andi Vigue's Ask & Learn segments, Pete Vigue's State of the Company videos, and a Fidelity Video describing employee ownership, which was edited by the Creative Services team under the direction of Cianbro's Human Resources department. The productions were submitted to The ESOP Association by Benefit & Retirement Plan Manager Lauren Dow, and Human Resources & Wellness Coordinator Andrea Pelletier.
AACE Award winners are chosen by a panel of five judges made up of both management and non-management employee owners, each of whom has demonstrated active experience and interest in the field of ESOPs and employee ownership communications. Awards are based on: overall quality and quantity of employee owner education, contributions of employee owners, integration of the ESOP into company culture, frequency of ownership communications, involvement and/or responses of employee owners, encouragement of ownership attitudes, clear explanations, creative ideas, graphic design and technical quality.
The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy.