EDSI recognized for workplace practices: Educational Data Systems Inc., a work force development and training consulting company based in Dearborn with offices in seven states and Washington D.C., announced today that it has been honored with the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This prestigious award recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the state of Michigan and across the country that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results. The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Detroit Regional Chamber are the official When Work Works partners for the state of Michigan. The selection process is rigorous. First, employers’ flexibility programs and practices are measured against national norms from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. Employees are then surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness. EDSI will be recognized at an awards luncheon Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Marriott Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti. EDSI now employs 430 people supporting a broad range of industries including manufacturing, automotive, public transit, utilities, aerospace, logistics, transportation, building and construction, retail, food service, and training. For more information, call (313) 271-2660.

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