Get access to the exclusive HR Resources you need to succeed in 2018.
Sign up for free email newsletters and get more SHRM content delivered to your inbox.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 14 cities across the U.S. this fall.
Gain the skills you need to rise to the next level in your career. Jon us at SHRM's Leadership Development Forum, October 2-3 in Boston.
Families and Work Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
The Families and Work Institute (FWI), a partner of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2011, celebrated its 25th anniversary June 18, 2014, with a gala in New York City.
FWI is known for its ground-breaking research looking at the interconnectedness of work and family life. It conducts the ongoing National Study of the Changing Workforce and National Study of Employers, which businesses use to understand and respond to emerging workforce trends, and it helped plan the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility and the upcoming White House Forum on Working Families.
In April, during SHRM’s Talent Management Conference & Exposition in Nashville, FWI released its 2014 version of the National Study of Employers, which Ken Matos,FWI’s director of research described in a news release as “the most comprehensive and far-reaching study of the practices, policies, programs and benefits provided by U.S. employers in response to the changing workforce and the changing nature of work itself.”
The pre-eminent think tank’s research has shown “that workplace flexibility was no longer just a nice thing to do. [It] could show it produces results—positive results—for businesses,” said Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, SHRM president and CEO, in a video extolling FWI’s work.
In February 2011, SHRM and FWI joined in a multi-year partnership called Moving Work Forward. A key aim, SHRM Online reported, was “to transform the way organizations view and adopt workplace flexibility, helping them to become more competitive.”
The partnership has built on the When Work Works initiative FWI created in 2005 to administer the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards. The award annually recognizes employers of all sizes for their approaches to using workplace flexibility as an effective strategy to increase business and employee success.
The award was created, Jackson explained in the video, “to codify some of the best practices ... not only pull together some of the best ideas but to show some of the numerous options out there” for workplace flexibility.
Workplace Flexibility Resource Page
When Work Works Toolkit, SHRM Communities, Volunteer Resources
Webcast: The Business Imperative for Building More Flexible and Effective Workplaces, SHRM multi-media
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Join SHRM's exclusive peer-to-peer social network
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies