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Ryan Awarded for Exemplary Workplace Practices in 33 Offices

Press Release Jul 12, 2016

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, today announced that 33 of the Firm’s locations across the United States have been honored with a 2016 When Work Works award for their use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project, administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country. The 33 Ryan offices recognized include Arlington, both Atlanta offices, Austin, Bellevue, Boston, Burlington, Carlsbad, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Downers Grove, Ft. Lauderdale, Glendale, Houston, Irvine, King of Prussia, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Overland Park, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, Scottsdale, and Tampa.

“We are honored to be recognized for our flexible work environment, which drives superior client service and successful business results,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We thank all our associates in these 33 offices across the United States for their votes of confidence and for demonstrating the positive impact of a culture built on work-life success.”

This prestigious award program is part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Applicants must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits, and opportunities for advancement—all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.

“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, Director of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative. “These innovative strategies are what set these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”

About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research, and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit and follow on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks, @FWINews, and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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