Consumer Electronics Association recognised for work-life balance support


The US-based Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has been recognised for its commitment to helping staff achieve a healthy work-life balance.

For the seventh consecutive year, CEA received a Companies As Responsive Employers (Care) Award from the Northern Virginia Family Services.

The organisation, which has 150 staff, offers a flexible working arrangement that allows staff to telecommute one day a week. It also has a summer hours programme so that employees can leave work at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months.

To foster health and wellbeing, CEA employees have access to a free, 24/7 onsite gym, and can also take part in boot camps, strength training and yoga classes.

The organisation also runs an adoption assistance programme, which includes help with adoption costs, benefits related to the adoption process and a reimbursement of $2,500 (approximately £1,650) per child for eligible staff.

CEA employees can also take advantage of a mortgage assistance scheme, which comprises a $25,000 (£16,500) unsecured loan towards a deposit on a primary residence within a five mile radius of the CEA’s headquarters.

Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive at CEA, said: “We strongly believe that providing our employees with programmes, policies and benefits that promote a healthy work-life balance not only ensures our association’s and workers’ success, but also has a positive influence on the consumer technology community as a whole.”