Emory Again Recognized with National Seal of Distinction Award!

Written by: Mary Ellen Nessmith

March, 2017


Emory University has earned the WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction. The Seal of Distinction is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizations with a strong total rewards portfolio that delivers a positive workforce experience.

The Seal of Distinction is awarded every year to companies across North America that set the standard for employee engagement that leads to business success. In recent years, the award has evolved to beyond recognition of just work-life and has expanded to become a prestigious recognition of total rewards and the creation of a positive work culture. The overall strength of a company’s total rewards portfolio is evaluated along with the programs, policies and practices reflected in:



Health & Wellness

Pay for time not worked

Unpaid time off



Base pay

Bonus programs

Short-term incentives

Long-term incentives

Performance management


Development opportunities

Caring for dependents

Culture initiatives & community involvement

Financial wellness

Workplace flexibility

Workforce experience


This year Emory University was among 160 companies from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces to be recognized with the 2017 Seal of Distinction. According to Audrey Adelson, Manager of Work-Life at Emory, “Recognition of this depth and caliber speaks very highly of the work of many teams of people at Emory and truly confirms that the university offers tremendous opportunities for faculty and staff to have a successful and productive career, as well as the flexibility and resources to lead a fun and healthy life outside of work.”

All 2017 Seal of Distinction companies will be celebrated at the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, May 7-10, in Washington, D.C. To find out more about the WorldatWork Seal of Distinction and to see a complete list of 2017 award recipients, go to www.worldatwork.org/sealofdistinction.