Press Release: CGIRB Recognized as Family-Friendly Company by Carolina Parenting Inc.
August 29, 2012, Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, has been named one of North Carolina’s 2012 N.C. Family-Friendly 50 Companies by Carolina Parenting Inc., the company announced today.
Each year, Carolina Parenting Inc., honors North Carolina companies that help working parents by offering family-friendly programs, policies and opportunities. Winning companies were selected based on nominations and supporting information with the help of the UNC Kenan-Flager Business School in Chapel Hill.
CGIRB, an employee-focused company, was recognized for its outstanding investment in its employees through providing flexible work options that include compressed workweeks, part-time work and telecommuting. These programs and benefits help CGIRB’s employees to enjoy an excellent work-life balance.
Additionally, CGIRB was acknowledged for its weekly food truck program, in which scheduled food trucks park on-site. This added benefit encourages staff to invite their family for lunch and allows them to spend time together over the lunch hour.
“Being named to the 2012 N.C. Family-Friendly 50 list is a unique honor for Copernicus,” Chief Operating Officer Dawn Pope said. “We’ve long been dedicated to creating an environment that empowers employees to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance. The result is a low employee turnover rate, which helps us to better serve our valued clients by ensuring that they work with consistent points of contact and highly experienced employees.”
“This recognition is a true testament to the level of commitment by the company and management team,” Assistant Director of Human Resources Administration Tamara Bowles said. “We know our greatest assets walk in and out of the office every day. Many of our staff members are parents, and it’s a great way to remind them of the programs offered and available to help support them in all aspects of their lives.”
Joining CGIRB among the 2012 N.C. Family-Friendly 50 Companies are such leading firms as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Qualcomm and IBM Corporation. For more information or to see the full list of winners, visit NCFamilyFriendly.com
About Copernicus Group IRB
Experience and innovation in ethical review®
Copernicus Group IRB, established in July 1996, is a leading U.S. independent institutional review board (“IRB”) dedicated to ensuring the rights and welfare of research study participants. The IRB provides ethical review of research protocols, investigators, and subject information and consent forms to ensure compliance with federal regulations set forth in 21 CFR, 45 CFR and ICH/GCP Guidelines. CGIRB achieved full AAHRPP accreditation in 2004, reaccreditation in 2007 and 2011, and ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2010. For more information please visit http://www.cgirb.com
About Carolina Parenting’s N.C. Family-Friendly 50
Many N.C. companies offer flexibility, generous benefits, innovative programs and other perks to make it easier for parents to juggle the demands of work and family. For 14 years, Carolina Parenting, which owns Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent, has highlighted companies that support and encourage working parents in North Carolina. These companies are exemplary in creating a family-friendly work culture and should be applauded for these efforts.