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:


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


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...

Making Workflex Pitch for Small Employers

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Kenneth Matos

Workflex is a slam dunk when it comes to creating an effective workplace. Most managers realize this; but, for the folks who run smaller organizations or small divisions within larger companies, implementing flexible work programs can feel like more work than benefit. For others, changing strategies they believe have been successful for More...

Future of Work: What 2016 and Beyond Hold

Posted on December 30, 2015 by Kenneth Matos
Excerpted from Families and Work Institute

Innovation in the workplace is moving at breakneck speed.

Indeed, major changes in the U.S. economy are altering the way we think about work and the meaning and value of employment, and that’s prompting thought leaders to start asking the harder questions about the future of More...