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Workplace Flexibility Resource Page

Telecommuting on the Chopping Block
Reddit, Yahoo, Best Buy and Hewlett-Packard are among the high-profile companies that have, in the past year, ended or altered their work-at-home policies. Are they being short-sighted?

Workflex Likely to Expand; Not All Are on Board
HR professionals say telecommuting and other flexible work options will increase substantially during the next five years, despite a lack of support from some managers.

Light Duty Obligations under the FMLA and ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has instructed employers to offer light duty opportunities to pregnant employees, but the concept presents new and additional risks for employer liability.

Flex Work as Disability Accommodation
Smaller employers are more likely to offer job flexibility that can accommodate workers with disabilities, including working at home periodically and having control of when to take breaks.

In-House Attorneys Over-Stressed
Work/life balance is a significant consideration when choosing a position for many in-house lawyers and a key factor in retention.

2014 When Work Works Award Winners
SHRM and the Families and Work Institute have announced the 284 winners of the 2014 When Work Works Awards, honoring employers who support employees’ needs while achieving extraordinary business results.

Paid Leave Program Yields Dividends
A parental-paid-leave program has helped to nearly close a Big Four accounting firm’s retention gender gap.

Can Flexible Schedules Create Workaholics?
Adopting a hands-off policy about when and where employees work may be the best way to ensure they’re productive, according to a 12-year study.

Millennials' Desire to Do Good Defines Workplace
Want to seal the deal with Millennials? Give some thought to your organization’s community service program.

How One CEO Got "Flextime" Religion
When the lack of a flexible work schedule meant losing a valued employee, one CEO transformed his company's focus from face time to results-based metrics.

For Fathers, How About Some Balance?
Working dads say they, too,  find it hard to juggle jobs and personal lives.

Workplace Flexibility Common; Training in Its Use Is Not
Most full-time U.S. workers have some form of workflex, but many think their employers’ commitment to flexibility is waning.

 

 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.

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.

 

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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.
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 Education

 

Upcoming SHRM Education

Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Mar 23-25 | Washington, D.C.

 

 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).



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