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Sloan Awards Deadline Is April 11
Is your organization innovative, flexible and effective? Tell your story by applying for one of the most prestigious workplace awards in the country and possibly receive recognition as a top employer.

Male Executives: Work/Life Balance Is a Women's Issue
Many male managers still view work and family conflicts as a problem that should be handled by women, according to a recent study.

Teleworking Not Remotely a Problem for Some Companies
It took an overcrowded office and the Great Recession to prompt one employer to open a virtual office and shut the door on the brick-and-mortar workspace when his lease ended in 2008.

U.S. Ranks Low on Work/Life Balance
Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation days and have less leisure time than people in many other developed countries, according to a new index.

Locally Outsourcing Employees Requires a Strategy
Taking away offices and suggesting employees hunker down with company-provided laptops at fast-food restaurants with free Wi-Fi is becoming the norm for some employers.

Still Room for Improvement in Work Flex
A higher percentage of younger employees say they’ve missed family obligations because of work and feel pressured to take work-related phone calls and e-mails after hours.

Managing Millennials: New Kids on the Block
Millennials will soon outnumber Baby Boomers in the workforce, but managers are already seeing the younger generation’s influence on policies, processes and practices.

Can Mobile Workers Better Serve U.S.?
The federal government is rethinking how it can use technology and workplace flexibility to deliver services more quickly and transparently to the public.

 Webcasts

The Flex Generation
Presenter: Brad Karsh, JB Training Solutions
Sponsor: Capella University
How to assess and improve your workplace's flexibility. Just as important, you'll hear how to communicate that message to candidates and current employees alike.

Prescriptions for the Top Workflex Headaches
Presenters: Shirley Davis Sheppard, SHRM; and Cali Williams Yost, Flex Strategy Group/Work Life Fit 
Workplace flexibility is not a collection of policies and procedures. It's a method of innovating more effective ways of getting work done.

Workflex: Essential Strategies and Real-World Case Studies
Presenters: Ellen Galinsky and Kenneth Matos, Ph.D., Families and Work Institute (FWI).
SHRM and FWI have compiled some of the best practices from companies that have achieved success in building more effective and flexible workplaces. Note: This program qualifies for strategic recertification credit.

The Business Imperative for Building More Flexible and Effective Workplaces
Presenters: Ellen Galinsky and Lois Backon, Families and Work Institute.
Webcast sponsor: Care.com
This webcast offers data on how an effective and flexible workplace yields bottom-line business results.

The Dollars and Sense of Measuring HR and Workplace Flexibility Practices
(Price: $99 members/$149 nonmembers)
Presenter:
Dr. Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado.
One of the foremost experts in the field will discuss how to use metrics effectively to assess HR initiatives, with a special emphasis on workplace flexibility practices.

Steps to Building and Implementing Comprehensive and Effective Workplace Flexibility: A Roadmap to Success
(Price: $99 members/$149 nonmembers)
Presenters:
John Parry, CEO, Solix, Inc., and Rachel Bradford-Mundt, HR Director, BDO USA, LLP.
While increasing numbers of businesses recognize that workplace flexibility can be a powerful tool to recruit, retain and engage employees, implementing it is not always easy.

 Resources

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 Featured Video

Flexibility Partnerships
The most effective workplace flexibility programs occur when employers and employees work together, advised Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute.

 Education

Upcoming SHRM Education

SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition
June 22 - 25 | Orlando, Fla.

 SHRM/FWI Partnership

Moving Work Forward is a major, multiyear partnership between the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Families and Work Institute (FWI).