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Workplace Flexibility

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Does your organization recognize workplace flexibility as a key element for success in the global market? 

If so, SHRM encourages you to join other leading employers in the National Campaign on Workplace Flexibility by signing the Statement of Support for Workplace Flexibility.

SHRM is proud to be a member of the Partner Coalition on Workplace Flexibility – a group of business organizations recognized for research, thought leadership and public policy efforts in the work-life area.

The coalition’s national campaign seeks to broaden employer awareness of the mutual employer-employee benefits of workplace flexibility.

An employer can become a “Business Champion” by signing a workplace flexibility statement of support.  It can be faxed to Lisa Horn at 703-535-6492 or e-mailed to

Benefits of being a Business Champion include:

  • Recognition at a high-visibility meeting at the close of the campaign
  • Permission to showcase a “Business Champion” logo on the organization’s Web site
  • Participation in regional events around the country

To learn more about the coalition, or to become a Business Champion, please click HERE.

On a related note, SHRM’s Government Affairs representative, Lisa Horn, published a blog on this issue in the Huffington Post in recognition of October being National Work and Family Month.  You can read Lisa’s blog post by clicking on the following link:

Finally, SHRM’s “We Know Next” campaign, which is designed to educate non-HR audiences – particularly policy-makers and business leaders – about the importance of HR, unveiled a new ad on the issue of workplace flexibility.  You can enlarge the ad below by clicking on it.


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