SHRM Webcasts


Steps to Building and Implementing
Comprehensive and Effective Workplace Flexibility

June 22, 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Recertification Credits: 1.5* 

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John Parry,
Chief Executive Officer, Solix, Inc.

Rachel Bradford-Mundt, HR Director, Organizational Development, BDO USA, LLP

Will Gainer, Call Center Director, 1-800 CONTACTS

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. This webinar, a joint presentation of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Families and Work Institute (FWI), explores how to overcome common stumbling blocks to make flexibility really work within your organization to achieve business results. The presenters are leaders in three prominent, nationally recognized companies that have won the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. In this exclusive program, they will share their expertise and lessons learned for implementing flexibility in different work environments.

Participants will learn specific strategies for:

  • How to design solutions that fit the company’s business problem and make them work for both the company and the employees;
  • How to involve top and middle managers; and
  • How to determine metrics for success and demonstrate return on investment.

About the speakers:

John Parry
John C. Parry, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Solix, Inc., a government and commercial process outsourcing provider that administers more than $4.5 billion on behalf of its clients. Under Mr. Parry’s leadership, the New Jersey-based company has achieved steady and strategic growth. He was elected to lead Solix in 2004 after serving as Executive Director of Program Operations at the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA) for six years. He has more than 40 years of experience including serving as President of Bell Atlantic Network Systems and Vice President of the Bell Atlantic Global Systems Company (now Verizon). A Lieutenant of the United States Navy, Parry served in Vietnam with various assignments including Surface Warfare, Aviation, Logistics and Intelligence tasks. He retired from the Navy Reserve as a Captain in 1990. Two hallmarks of Solix’ corporate culture fostered under Parry have been creating a flexible work environment and a commitment to promoting community service.

Rachel Bradford-Mundt
Rachel Bradford-Mundt serves as a Director of Organizational Development at BDO USA, a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. Ms. Bradford-Mundt has 14 years of Human Resources generalist experience. In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring HR projects and strategies are aligned with key growth strategies for the firm, including the Women’s Initiative and BDO Flex. She originally joined BDO in 2004 as a Human Resources Manager and has also worked as a director of human resources for Kmart Corporation in Troy, MI.

Will Gainer
William Gainer has served as Call Center Director at 1-800 CONTACTS since August 2008. He has been responsible for training and development, the customer care team and call center results. He has always had a focus on improving the customer experience by taking care of the team.



Recertification Credit:

 Viewing this entire presentation, either as a live event or archived, counts for 1.5 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.  Note: You are responsible for tracking your participation in this event.

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