Winning Workplaces Tool Kits are designed to provide easy- to-implement ideas that can help you make your organization a great place to work.

The Tool kits are a step-by-step guide to developing and implementing a particular workplace best practice or program and includes information on costs and implementation as well as the resources available to small and midsize businesses.


Featured Tool Kit: Vacation Purchase Program

A Vacation Purchase Program allows employees to purchase days of vacation beyond the amount of paid vacation they have earned through service to the company.

This tool kit explains why this program can be beneficial to the company as well as employees, and addresses facilitation concerns including eligibility, limits, payment and scheduling. It also includes a sample program election/payroll deduction authorization form.

Tool Kit


The 49 currently available Tool Kits are listed below in the six categories that make up the Building Blocks of a Winning Workplace. Click Here To Download the Complete Set. 

Trust, Respect & Fairness:

Creating a Diverse Workplace Culture

Employee Handbook

Flexible & Seasonal Work Schedules

Orientation/Welcome for New Employees


Teamwork & Involvement:

Company Social Events

Dept. Lunches/Pizza Parties/Brown Bags/Quality Lunches

Employee Sponsored Community Support

Matching Gifts Program

Recreation Area

Time Off to Volunteer Program

Volunteer Day

Work Clothes Program

Open Communications:

Bulletin  Boards/Signs/Graphics

Creating a Company Intranet

Company Magazine

Employee Forum

Internal Newsletter

Quarterly Employee Meetings


Rewards & Recognition:

Getting Started: Putting Basic Benefits in Place

Patent Awards

Safety Awards & Meetings

Seasonal Gifts

Service Awards descriptions…


Learning & Development:

College Counseling

Computer Financial Assistance Program

Educational Awards

Employee Development/ Job Training

Financial Seminars

Tuition Assistance


Work/Life Balance:

Adoption Benefit

Automotive Services

Chair Massage

Concierge Service

Dependent Scholarships


Emergency Caregiver Service

Employer-Assisted Housing

Legal Counseling

Newborn/Adopted Child Gift

Offsite Childcare Options

Prenatal Counseling

Retirement Planning & Counseling

Summer Day Camp

Tax Preparation Service

Transportation to Work

Tutoring Services

Vacation Purchase Program

Wedding Gift