APA Center for Organizational Excellence: APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards & Winners

The Awards

APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

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Nominees for APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards are selected from the pool of organizations that received APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors in the previous year and are evaluated on their workplace programs and policies in the following areas: employee involvement; health and safety; employee growth and development; work-life balance; and employee recognition. Additional factors that are considered include employee attitudes and opinions, the role of communication in the organization; and the benefits realized in terms of both employee health and well-being and organizational performance.

Following a competitive evaluation process, top candidates from the following organizational categories are selected for recognition by the American Psychological Association:

  • Large for-profit (1,000 or more employees)
  • Medium for-profit (250-999 employees)
  • Small for-profit (fewer than 250 employees)
  • Not-for-profit
  • Government/military/educational institution

By recognizing the “best of the best” for their outstanding, comprehensive efforts to create a positive work environment, the American Psychological Association hopes to demonstrate via examples the variety of ways that organizations of all types can take care of their employees while at the same time enhancing organizational performance.

The American Psychological Association (APA) presented its first annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards on March 4, 2006 at a special ceremony during the APA Practice Organization’s annual State Leadership Conference. The award ceremony has since grown to become a freestanding event held at APA’s rooftop conference center in Washington, DC.

"Secunda Marine and it's employees are honored to have been recognized by the American Psychological Association as a company that promotes a Psychologically Healthy Workplace. Positive recognition such as this confirms that Secunda and it's employees are headed in the right direction by continually striving to be a Psychologically Healthy Workplace."

Steve Widmeyer
Manager, Human Resources
Secunda Marine Services Ltd.