As we inch closer to the end of 2012, When Work Works outreach in this year’s target states is winding down with final visits this week to three Missouri SHRM chapters as well as a Dec. 6 Strategic Leadership for HR Professionals Seminar in Memphis, Tenn.
These final sessions of 2012 mark the end of a successful year working with SHRM state councils and chapters to bring workplace flexibility programming to thousands of HR professionals across the country. With the support of these state councils and chapters, SHRM and its partner, the Families and Work Institute, have met the 2012 goal of introducing the When Work Works initiative in all 15 target states for 2012!
2013 When Work Works Goals
The new year is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start scheduling programming opportunities in the 2013 target states, including Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Washington as well as continued outreach in California. Volunteer leaders in these states can request workplace flexibility programming pre-approved for strategic credit through the SHRM Speakers’ Bureau.
A major goal of 2013 is to grow When Work Works by increasing the number of SHRM state councils and/or chapters that serve as community partners. The following are the three responsibilities of a When Work Works community partner:
- Educate – Provide programming to HR professionals and employers about the business benefits of workplace flexibility
- Promote – Raise awareness about workplace flexibility as a business strategy and promote the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
- Recognize – Celebrate winners of the Sloan Award at recognition events
SHAPE credits (Diversity/Inclusion or Workforce Readiness CLA) are available for SHRM state councils and/or chapters serving as When Work Works community partners and the responsibilities of a community partner compliment the work affiliates are doing already. To learn more, please review this When Work Works Toolkit, which provides state and local volunteer leaders with the tools they need to build support for workplace flexibility in their communities and organizations.
Still have questions? Please contact Cassidy Neal, SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Program Specialist, at Cassidy.Neal@shrm.org.