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National Work and Family Month Prompts HR Experts To Help Employees Achieve Work-Life Fit

Balancing work and family responsibilities has become increasingly difficult in the modern workplace, as advanced technology, economic concerns and societal pressures make it hard for people to keep job and home separate. October was designated as National Work and Family Month by the U.S. Senate in 2003. This month is a good time for HR professionals to reflect and consider More...

When Work Works for America’s Veterans: Workflex Practices Support Former Military and their Families in a Civilian Workplace

Each year Veterans’ Day affords Americans the opportunity to pay our respects to all who have served our country honorably during war and peacetime. What better way to honor veterans and their families than by helping them transition into the 21st Century civilian workforce and find jobs that are meaningful, provide security, and allow them to contribute their unique skills More...

EMPLOYERS IN THE UNITED STATES: FOUR SURPRISING TRENDS

By Ellen Galinsky, Senior Research Advisor, SHRM

Workplace flexibility has been in the news a great deal over the past few years. The 2016 National Study of Employers provides an opportunity to check these media stories against the realities of organizations across the U.S. It also revealed four surprising trends.

Trend #1: 12 weeks of leave is becoming the norm, More...

Veterans Bring Valuable Skills to the Workplace

“There’s a tremendous upside for hiring a vet. From a business case, it’s there. It’s there because of the discipline they have, the life experiences, the cultural exposure, the team mentality, the mission before self, their loyalty to an organization, their adaptability. They care about each other and care about people!” says Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.) Former Chairman, More...

Free Workflex Guides to Help Work Work!

by Cassidy Solis

If you’re looking for ways to make your organization more effective and flexible, When Work Works’ Guides can help! These FREE Workflex Guides are for employers who want to explore ways to #ReinventWork with greater flexibility. Available Guides include:

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Workflex in Retail, Service and Hospitality Guide: Cooperative Scheduling, Beyond Bias is the go-to-resource for making service based

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2016 When Work Works Award Winners Just Announced!

by Cassidy Solis

SHRM and the Families and Work Institute (FWI) recently announced the 351 winners of the 2016 When Work Works Award, honoring employers who have created effective workplaces based on six components: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement. These organizations More...

Attention, Overworked Managers! You’re not alone.

by Barbara Norcia-Broms

Almost 9 in 10 (88%) managers in the U.S. say that they have to work very hard and, on average, work more hours per week (46 hours) than non-managers (40 hours).

Finding the time to care for yourself and your family while sustaining the engagement, productivity and innovation of your team is the challenge facing today’s managers. More...

Yes, workflex in retail, service and hospitality is possible!

by Barbara Norcia-Broms

Not only is it possible, but it also actually helps boost employee satisfaction, and, ultimately productivity and the bottom line.

For many, the idea of flexible work arrangements for hourly frontline service jobs feels impractical or difficult to manage. But, in reality, it is possible and has been instituted by a number or retailers, restaurants and hotels More...

Workflex Makes Health Care Workplace Healthier

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Eve Tahmincioglu

The nature of the health care profession is about offering care, so it’s difficult to provide care without being in the workplace.

That doesn’t mean health care jobs can’t be flexible. But how do you bring workflex to hospitals, clinics, doctor offices, etc.?

Due to the wide variety of roles and responsibilities More...