Better Car People Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices

Receives Prestigious When Work Works Award

MONROE, NC (JUNE, 1, 2016) – Better Car People has been honored with the 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.


This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the Carolinas and across the country.


“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Matthew Belk, CEO of Better Car People. “Whether it’s working from home one day a week or taking a 30-minute break to enjoy an onsite massage (free to employees), we have learned that creating a culture of excellence brings satisfaction to our employees that translates to customer satisfaction.”


The award is the result of a rigorous assessment of the workplace. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits, and opportunities for advancement — all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.


“These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”  


“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative. “These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”


To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state:


When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.

For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, visit



Better Car People are automotive and software professionals dedicated to bringing cost-effective solutions to dealers. In just under 7 years, our team of automotive experts has shaken up the digital space in the automotive world, making our cutting edge technologies, BetterAppointments for Service and OvernightBDC for Sales, a sought after commodity. We currently answer internet leads for over 2000 sales and service departments within the U.S. and Canada.

About When Work Works

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on