FWI, SHRM to Release National Study of Employers on April 30 in Washington, D.C.

Apr 5, 2012

FWI, SHRM to Release National Study of Employers on April 30 in Washington, D.C.
Survey outlines policies and benefits addressing the changing needs of the workforce

Media Advisory

What: The release of the 2012 National Study of Employers, a comprehensive study of employer practices, policies, programs and benefits that address the personal and family needs of employees. The survey of more than 1,100 U.S. employers with 50 or more employees was conducted by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and supported by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The study provides insight into how employers are responding to the changing demographics of the workforce over time.

When: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 30.

Where: Azalea 1 Conference Room, Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md. (suburban Washington, D.C.). The press briefing also will be available by conference call.

Who: Ellen Galinsky, president, and Ken Matos, senior director of employment research and practice, of FWI will outline key findings of the research and answer questions. Lisa Horn and Shirley Davis, co-directors of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative, also will be available.

Details: The National Study of Employers, first conducted in 1998, examines the prevalence of employer-provided programs and benefits that address the needs of a changing workforce, including workplace flexibility, health care and economic security benefits, caregiver leave and elder-care assistance. The nationally representative survey was last conducted in 2008.

The press briefing will take place during SHRM’s 2012 Talent Management Conference & Exposition being held April 30 to May 2 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in suburban Washington, D.C. Among the more than 40 conference sessions is “Flexibility as a Talent Management Strategy — The Impactful, Affordable Solution to Engaging Post-Recession Talent” at 2 p.m. May 1 with Teresa Hopke, senior vice president of Life Meets Work. Conference speakers are available for one-on-one interviews after their presentations.

Media: For more information about the National Study of Employers or to attend the press briefing and conference, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and kate.kennedy@shrm.org or Kelly Sakai of FWI at 212-981-2559 and ksakai@familiesandwork.org. The conference call telephone number for the press briefing also is available from them.

The 2012 National Study of Employers report will be available on the Families and Work Institute website on April 30.

About the Families and Work Institute
The 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
and follow us on Twitter @FWINews.

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 and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org
and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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