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Workplace Flexibility Resource Page

Leveraging Workplace Flexibility
A new report from the SHRM Foundation, The Evolution of Work and the Worker, looks at the changing nature of the workplace.

Men Need Work/Life Balance, Too
Paternity leave proves to be a potent benefit for today’s working fathers.

Telecommuting on the Chopping Block
Reddit, Yahoo, Best Buy and Hewlett-Packard are among the high-profile companies that have 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.

 

 

 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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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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