First, workplace flexibility was mentioned by both candidates during the 2nd presidential debate. Then SHRM and the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) issued a joint study on the issue and how it tracks with Capitol Hill staffers. Next, SHRM and the Families and Work Institute (FWI), co-hosted the 2012 Workflex Conference: Re-imagining the Workplace in Chicago.
SHRM will continue to be at the forefront of this public policy debate, advocating for a 21st Century workplace flexibility policy that works for both employers and employees. To learn more about SHRM’s public policy efforts on this issue, click HERE.
When Work Works Update
SHRM’s efforts to educate HR professionals and employers about workplace flexibility continue through When Work Works, SHRM’s joint initiative with the FWI. This week, the initiative released three new workplace flexibility resources and tools including,
- Workflex: Employee Toolkit
- Workflex: The Essential Guide to Effective and Flexible Workplaces
- The 2013 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work
As we head into final months of the year, educational programming in 2012 When Work Works target states in winding down. Upcoming programs include:
Recipients of the 2012 Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility continue to be recognized at local events hosted by When Work Works community partners. Upcoming events include:
If your State Council and/or Chapter would like to get involved with the When Work Works initiative by becoming a 2013 Community Partner, please contact Cassidy Neal at Cassidy.Neal@shrm.org.