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Workplace Flexibility

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Earlier this year, SHRM formed a strategic partnership with the Families and Work Institute (FWI) to educate HR professionals and their organizations about the important business benefits of an effective and flexible workplace.

Those efforts can now shift into a higher gear. SHRM has been awarded a major grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, namesake for the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, to accelerate and expand the partnership activities.

As a result, SHRM members can expect even more information, tools, and resources to foster flexible work environments. And, SHRM can now introduce and promote the When Work Works initiative in 15 states in 2012, compared to six in 2011. For more, see this Huffington Post blog post from Kathleen Christensen, program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Other Workplace Flexibility News

  • In recent weeks, When Work Works community partners hosted Sloan Award recognition events in Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Michigan, where award-winning organizations were showcased during the Michigan SHRM State Conference. The 2011 Sloan Award winners, and their best practices, will also be featured in the 2012 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work, which will be published next week and available in the SHRM Store.
  • From now until Thanksgiving, if you’re near Times Square in New York City, check out the SHRM-FWI workplace flexibility ad. The 15-second spot runs once an hour on the CBS super-screen located on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Or, just click HERE or on the photo above to view the ad on SHRM’s Facebook page.
  • It’s not too late to join us for the first annual SHRM-FWI Work-Life Focus Conference, Nov. 8-10, in Washington, D.C. Tina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and chief of staff to the First Lady, has just confirmed as a speaker, as has Colonel David Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of the Warrior & Family Support Program. Click HERE for more information on this exciting new conference.
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