Work life and family life can often be stressful by themselves. When putting the two together, working mothers may face the challenge of balance. General Motors understands this difficulty and has worked to create policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work life culture. Working Mother Magazine has recognized this dedication and recently named GM one of the dozen “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013.
As a company, General Motors goes the extra mile to make sure employees can exceed at their jobs without disrupting their family lives. From benefits to job-skills training, GM does not fall short in supporting hourly employees. “General Motors sets a standard of excellence for having not only work life programs and policies that supports this distinction, but for having a company culture that enables it to flourish,” said Ken Barrett, Chief Diversity Officer for General Motors.
Sponsored by Working Mother Magazine, General Motors was honored at The National Forum Supporting Hourly Workers in Maclean, VA. GM executives as well as hourly plant workers from Baltimore, Bowling Green and Spring Hill attended the ceremony and hosted media. Media had the opportunity to participate in a Twitter chat with Diana Tremblay, Vice President of GM North America Manufacturing and the chat turned out to be a great success. #GMWorkingMom was trending and reached over 1.1 million people while generating more than 6.5 million impressions.
Recognition as one of the best companies for hourly workers really sets GM apart from other corporations and proves that the company is dedicated to its employees. Be sure to check out the 2013 Working Mother “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” 2013 Executive Summary here.