January 18, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans, a full-service VA lender, is proud to announce it earned WorldatWork's Seal of Distinction for 2017. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness from the nonprofit HR association and compensation authority.
At Veterans United we strive to promote an environment in which our employees can grow and prosper both professionally and personally, said Dr. Amanda Andrade, chief people officer at Veterans United. This recognition is an honor and serves as a reminder of our commitment to providing a workplace culture that enhances the lives of our employees.
Introduced in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership.
We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere, said Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I'm confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.
This year's recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2017 list includes 80 companies who are first-time Seal of Distinction recipients. Eighty companies have received the seal in previous years. In addition, 11 organizations have qualified every year since WorldatWork started presenting the Seal of Distinction in 2012. All of the 2017 recipients will be recognized during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, held in Washington, D.C. from May 7-10.