ATLANTA (Sept. 9, 2011) – Mom Corps (www.momcorps.com), a national flexible staffing firm, has been honored with the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project, recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country.
"Recognition for our flexible workplace practices is a tremendous honor as it is the very foundation of our business," said Allison O'Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps. "We recently commissioned a national survey that found more than two in five working adults (42 percent) are willing to give up some percentage of their salary for more flexibility at work. A very telling marker of workplace attitudes given the current economic state. It is a model that is becoming more widely accepted because of the benefits it offers companies and employees."
Workplace flexibility—such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks—has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees as well.
"Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health," states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute (FWI), a research think tank on workforce and workplace trends that administers the awards.
The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers' flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms from FWI's National Study of Employers.
"As a recipient of the 2011 Sloan Award, Mom Corps ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace," states Galinsky. "In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace."www.momcorps.com
When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute first funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2011, the Society for Human Resource Management and FWI formed a ground-breaking, multi-year partnership to grow When Work Works and help businesses become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.
For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org.
Launched in 2005 by Allison O'Kelly—a CPA, Harvard MBA and working mother, Mom Corps specializes in matching leading companies with high caliber professionals looking for alternative work arrangements. An industry-first business model for the flexible employment market, its mission is two- fold: 1) provide organizations direct access to a previously untapped market segment of exceptional talent- professionals who have opted out of the traditional workplace, and 2) enable professionals to work in their respective fields, while simultaneously meeting familial needs and responsibilities and work preferences. www.momcorps.com, Twitter: @momcorps
When Work Works is a leading national initiative 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 rigorous research and employer best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation, and administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. www.whenworkworks.org, Twitter: @FWInews