Access Sciences Corporation

AccessSciencesTechnology Consulting
Winning Site: Houston, TX – 85 Employees

At Access Sciences Corporation, data drive leaders’ commitment to cutting-edge work arrangements at this information management, technology consulting and outsourcing firm, includes offering reduced schedules and smaller workloads to employees depending on their needs. Leaders have seen a decrease in absenteeism and turnover as a result of implementing a number More...

5AM Solutions

5AMSolutionsSoftware Design
Winning Site: Rockville, MD – 47 Employees

All employees of 5AM Solutions, a life sciences technology solutions firm, are provided the tools they need to have greater control over their hours and work from where they want. It’s all part of the company’s efforts to create an effective work environment and show employees that they’re respected. There More...


1-800ContactsDirect-To-Consumer Retail Contact Business
Winning Site: Draper, UT – 900 Employees

1-800 CONTACTS has created an effective workplace by providing a number of programs for employees: everything from an onsite restaurant with a professional chef to free personal trainers to a unique attendance system enabling employees to redeem points earned for time off. The attendance system enables call center More...

Burned by Employee Burnout? Time for an Intervention!

Excerpted from Families and Work Institute
Posted on May 12, 2014 by Kenneth Matos

Tracking salaried employees work hours is relatively straightforward. Many companies already do so for billing purposes.   However, just tracking an employee’s work hours and seeing that they are overworking is insufficient and can backfire as it creates just another pressure (not only do a great job More...

2014 National Study of Employers

The National Study of Employers is an ongoing study of employers with 50 or more employees conducted by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and released in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is the most comprehensive study being conducted today of employer programs, policies and practices for supporting employees’ work and personal lives.

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Employee Burnout: Come on, Boss, Relight My Fire!

Huffington Post – The Blog
By Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute, Author, “Mind in the Making”
Posted 03/26/2014 1:02 pm EDT

Are you feeling overworked?

If you are, you are in good company. One in three U.S. employees feels this way. In this 24/7 world where we can be connected all of the time, where there are fewer More...

Conference on Effective and Flexible Workplaces

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Eve Tahmincioglu
Excerpt from Families and Work Institute

Do you want to know how to create an effective and flexible workplace? How to be innovative and stay on top of the changing landscape of work?

Then don’t miss our WhenWorkWorks initiative’s sessions at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Orlando, More...

Top Five Reasons to Apply for 2014 Sloan Awards

5. Opportunities to be featured in major and local news
media and/or invited to speak at special events as an employer of choice.



4. Get a personalized assessment of your workplace
practices and employee feedback compared with national data.



Learning to Listen in 2012 Part One
3. Find out what your employees really think about the culture
of your organization.




The Joys of Telecommuting, According to Telecommuters

Excerpted from Families and Work Institute
Posted on March 6, 2014 by Eve Tahmincioglu

During a week dedicated to telecommuting, who better to talk about the virtues of working from home than employees themselves.

This week is global Telework Week, the fourth-annual effort by Mobile Work Exchange to extol the benefits of telecommuting to all who will listen.

The benefits More...

How To Talk Workflex? Tips for Supervisors

Excerpted from Families and Work Institute
Posted on February 24, 2014 by Kenneth Matos

One of the great myths of management is that supervisors want their employees to work long hours. Many employees think their hours are 9 to “whenever my boss leaves”.

This leads some to believe they have to forget about a personal life if they want to More...