Program focused on employee wellness during COVID-19 earns prestigious award


NORFOLK, VA (August 18, 2020) – has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the COVID-19 Response category, recognized as a “Most Valuable Employer” in the fifth-annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers.’s corporate response, named “#WorkFromHomes,” encompassed a comprehensive communications and wellness strategy aimed at equipping, informing and empowering employees during and after the transition to remote working. Virtual yoga classes, webinars on navigating the pandemic and daily emails from senior leadership were just a few methods utilized to keep employee morale strong.

“Our ultimate goal with the #WorkFromHomes program was for our employees to feel they had stability in the midst of a crisis,” said president David Mele. “We focused on meeting their needs right where they were, which enabled them to continue thriving in their roles and moving the business forward. I couldn’t be more proud of how we’ve overcome this year’s challenges.” 

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work. More than 90 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

A new addition to this year’s awards, the COVID-19 Response category was created to honor the contributions of HR individuals, teams, and entire organizations that have worked valiantly over the past months to keep employees safe, healthy, employed, paid, and informed.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at    


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About the Stevie Awards
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