MorganFranklin receives prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.
Washington, D.C. – November 2, 2011
MorganFranklin Corporation, a business and technology consulting firm that delivers financial management, performance improvement, and national security solutions to government and industry clients, today announced that it 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 in the D.C. metro region and across the country.
“We are honored to be selected once again as a leader in workplace flexibility,” said Ashley Baquié, Vice President of Human Resources at MorganFranklin. “MorganFranklin prides itself on providing an environment for our employees that promotes a healthy work/life balance. Winning this award confirms that we continue to be successful in meeting our employees’ needs in this important area. As our business continues to grow, we never want to lose our focus on ensuring a top-notch employee experience at MorganFranklin.”
Workplace flexibility—such as flextime, part-time work, and compressed workweeks—has demonstrated that it helps businesses remain competitive while 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 organizations. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health,” stated Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute (FWI), a research think tank on workforce and workplace trends, which 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, as well as 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, MorganFranklin Corporation ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies, and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” Galinsky said. “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.”
When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, as well as conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of FWI, first funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2011, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and FWI formed a groundbreaking, 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.
About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin Consulting (www.morganfranklin.com) is a global management and technology consulting firm that works with leading businesses and government. The firm helps organizations solve their most pressing challenges and address critical finance, technology, and business objectives. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington D.C. area with regional offices in Atlanta and San Francisco, and supports clients across the globe.
MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.
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