Washington Employers is a member-based organization providing real-time business results through strategic workforce performance solutions. We are passionate about helping our members attract and retain talent, develop and engage employees, comply with the law, and plan for success. With 76 years of experience, Washington Employers has earned the reputation as the trusted partner, industry expert, and thought leader in workforce performance solutions.
Mission and Values
Our mission is to provide a full spectrum of human resource solutions to our members that deliver real business results.
Our values are:
Washington Employers is actively involved in the following organizations:
For 76 years, Washington Employers has provided employers with solutions that maximize their agility, resiliency and growth. Our team of experts delivers answers to tough HR questions and together we contribute to our members’ success.
|2000 – Present||Today Washington Employers provides the HR solutions required to attract, develop and retain the talent needed for our members’ success. Through thought leadership, partnership and consulting expertise, we are the go-to resource for answers to tough HR questions in all areas of human resources including training, employee benefits, salary and compensation, collective bargaining, labor law, safety, health, workers’ compensation claims administration and performance management.|
|1990s||Washington Employers anticipated the need for specialized HR expertise and provided HR experts to our members on a comprehensive on-call, part-time and full-time basis, allowing our members to focus their attention on their own specific organizations and business needs. Our popular “Economic Briefing” was established which forecasts economic trends and based on key data from our recognized wage and salary surveys began to provide the information needed for key compensation decisions.|
|1980s||A fourth major service came about, the “Group Workers’ Compensation Retrospective Rating Program”. This program allowed manufacturing and processing members to join with similar organizations and actively work towards a safer work environment.|
|1950s||A second service, Multi-Employer Medical and Pension Plans, came into existence. A third service called Management Services, consisted of representing members before governmental regulatory agencies and keeping members up-to-speed with the latest developments in the area of employee relations was introduced later.|
|1947||The organization assumed the name Washington Employers, Inc. in order to expand to other industries and provide additional services.|
|1936||Founded in 1936, the organization was formed by a group of employers in the metal trades industry who saw the need for a business league that would help promote employer cooperation and coordination in the field of labor and employee relations. The league quickly grew both in numbers and diversity resulting in the expansion of their employee-relations services.|