THE RIGHT AWARD For Workplace Excellence 2004 APPLICATION PURPOSE THE RIGHT AWARD for Workplace Excellence will recognize organizations that demonstrate a connection between business success and innovative people practices. INSTRUCTIONS Please type or print carefully. An electronic version of this application, along with more information about the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Right Management Consultants, is available on the web at www.chicagolandchamber.org. Send completed applications to: Mail: Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce ATTN: The RIGHT Award for Workplace Excellence One IBM Plaza, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60611 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Application All materials must be received at the above address no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, August 13,2004. Please do not attach additional materials to this application. Members of the Workplace Excellence committee who have expertise in the subject area will review applications. Finalists will be asked to complete a second phase of questions. Winner(s) will be selected by September 17, 2004; All applicants will be notified. Winner(s) will be announced October 21, 2004 Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting. By submitting your article for consideration, you are granting Right Management Consultants and the Right Award for Workplace Excellence committee and its members the right to use your article for promotional or publishing purposes. SECTION I – YOUR ORGANIZATION 1. Company name: 2. Contact person: 3. Telephone: 4. Email: 5. Business address: Street City State Zip 6. Headquarters address: Street (if different) City State Zip 7. How did you hear about this award? 8. Type of company: 9. Industry: 10. Number of employees: 11. What is the percentage of your employees who are: Exempt? Non-exempt? 12. Date company was founded/incorporated: 13. Does your company have a drug-free workplace policy? 14. Please provide 3-5 sentences briefly describing your organization, scope of services and products: 15. Which of the following benefits does your company offer? Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance Employee Assistance Program Domestic Partnership Benefits Life Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance Short / Long Term Disability Employee Stock Purchase Plan 401(K) Plan / Pension / Profit Sharing / Employee Stock Purchase Plan Pre-tax Spending Benefits Transportation or Parking Assistance Paid Time Off / Vacation / Holidays / Personal Time Childcare Assistance Educational Assistance / Tuition Reimbursement Do you provide/offer any benefits beyond traditional ones that help set you apart or enable you to overcome serious challenges in the workplace? Please detail below. SECTION II – YOUR STORY ON PEOPLE PRACTICES 1. In 500 words or less, describe the business challenge(s) your company faced. 2. In 500 words or less, describe the innovative people practice(s) developed/employed to meet the challenge(s). 3. In 500 words or less, describe the results. Please include quantifiable measurements/metrics as much as possible. (metrics, i.e. “ our goal was to reduce the incidence of employee absenteeism. Absenteeism before the launch of our initiative was XXX, absenteeism 9 months after the launch is XX.” Or “ turnover from May 2001-May 2002 was XXX, in 2003 we implemented Plan 9 and turnover from May 2003 to May 2004 was reduced by XX%.” Please note, the use of “absenteeism” and “turn over” are merely examples and do not in any way indicate a preference by the Committee for these particular programs or metrics.