2018 When Work Works Winners Leverage Workplace Flexibility Yielding Positive Results

SHRM Honors 97 Organizations for Effective Workplace Practices

By: Beth Day

Workplace learning, customized workflex, mentorship, a positive work culture, and employee-based innovation are just a few of the exciting workforce trends becoming a reality for employees of the 2018 When Work Works (WWW) Award winners.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently announced the 97 winners of the More...

2018 When Work Works Awards Recognize Workplaces with Positive Cultures that Breed Success

Prestigious national SHRM awards honor employers committed to workplace flexibility, training employees and valuing individuals

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5, 2018 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today announced the winners of the prestigious 2018 When Work Works Award. The 97 winning worksites in 35 states and the District of Columbia provide insight into the best practices of effective More...

What Bomb Cyclone? When Work Works Winners Weather Storms with Workflex

Severe weather events, like the recent “Bomb Cyclone” along the Eastern seaboard, can negatively impact organizations disrupting productivity and derailing employees’ ability to get to their jobs. However, employers who utilize effective workflex practices can help alleviate many of the problems and stresses caused by weather emergencies.

For example, some of the recent When Work Works (WWW) Award winners with More...

4 Winning Workflex Strategies – When Work Works Award recipients share their strategies for keeping employees engaged on the job and at home

Monthlong paid sabbaticals, reimbursements for elder care and dog-walking expenses, emergency child care, and free coaching on college applications are strategies that winners of the 2017 When Work Works Award use to attract, engage and retain employees.

When Work Works is a national annual initiative sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management to highlight organizations that exemplify effective and More...

Employees Enjoy Benefits of the Holiday Season All Year Long at Flexible Workplaces

When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding

Most employees enjoy extra leave around the holiday season. In fact, 15 percent of organizations close their offices during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, according to the SHRM 2017 Holiday Schedules Survey. However, resourceful HR professionals, who create inventive benefits and implement effective workflex practices on a More...

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...


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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