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MEDIA ADVISORY:SHRM-FWI Workflex Conference, Oct. 29-30 in San Francisco, to Offer Insights on Trends in Effective Workplaces

   8/21/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va.– The 2013 Workflex Conference — the only national conference focused on helping employers create effective and flexible workplaces — is an opportunity to network with HR executives and award-winning companies and to gather story ideas about flexibility and the workplace of the future.

WHAT: Transforming Workplaces: Making Work “Work” in a 24/7 Economy, hosted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Families and Work Institute (FWI).

WHEN: Oct. 29 and 30, 2013

WHERE: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St., San Francisco

DETAILS: Flexible scheduling — from telecommuting to phased-in retirement — is becoming more common, and research by FWI has shown the positive impacts of these workplace practices. HR and business professionals will gather for the third annual Workflex Conference to discuss the practical steps in creating flexible work practices and to hear from thought leaders about the future of efficient workplaces. Sessions include a look at foresight about the future, gender and generations at work and home, redesigning the workplace for wellness, lean-in for women in business, how employment law affects flexible practices, and the impact of the global economy.

Visit the Workflex Conference website for more details: http://conferences.shrm.org/2013-workflex-conference

The Workflex Conference is being held with SHRM’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition, Oct. 28-30 at the Marriott Marquis.

MEDIA: The conference is open to media coverage. The co-leaders of SHRM’s and FWI’s Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility Initiative, the president of the Families and Work Institute, and some of the winners of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility are available for interviews. Workplace research and data on the impact of an effective and flexible workplace also are available.

Follow conference news on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks and @FWInews. Hashtag: #WORKFLEX13. SHRM also has an online Workplace Flexibility Resource Page.

PRESS CREDENTIALS: Contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Public Affairs at 703-535-6260 or Kate.kennedy@shrm.org.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About the Families and Work Institute

Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom and provides insight and knowledge. As an action tank, FWI conducts numerous studies that put its research into action and then evaluates the results. Its purpose is to create research to live by. For more information, visit www.familiesandwork.org, like us on Facebook.com/FWINews and follow us on Twitter @FWINews.

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