The Governor's Work-Life Balance Award celebrated its 10th year Tuesday May 8th, with an award ceremony at the Peabody Hotel. More than a dozen Arkansas employers were recognized for adopting exemplary strategies that support a healthy work-life balance.
Maverick Transportation, LLC was the recipient of one of the Governor's Spotlight Awards. Maverick's efforts to foster work-life balance, specifically as it relates to employee wellness helped earn the 2012 award. Maverick's Vice President of Human Resources Letha Haymes said, "This recognition is the result of a team of employees working together to keep families at the forefront of our daily focus. It's not just about trucking; it's about our people and their families."
Each year, employers that are considered for the awards answer an array of survey questions about the supportive benefits they offer and those companies that help employees strike a healthy balance between work and family issues are honored.
"When this program began a decade ago, the goal was to encourage employers around the state to look for innovative ways to offer benefits that made workers happy and increase productivity," said Governor Mike Beebe. "The organizations honored here today are proof that companies can achieve balance in all aspects of their lives and retain skilled employees. "
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America.
Joyce Dees, Special Assistant for Agency and Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Governor and Grant Tennille, Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission present Maverick President Stephen Selig (center) with the award.