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The 2010 SHRM Executive Roundtable on Workplace Flexibility was held Sept. 23, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

This event brought together leading experts on workplace flexibility. This group included current and former HR practitioners, academicians and researchers, thought leaders, representatives from multiple organizations that focus on the subject of workplace flexibility, policy makers, representatives from the EEOC, and senior members of SHRM’s staff.

Research
April 15, 2011

Employers should have a firm understanding of what is important and valued by each of these generations when establishing their recruiting plan. It may help to determine whether potential candidates will accept or reject positions within the organization. Successful recruiting must take into consideration not only the positions that are available, but the types of people that are needed to fill those positions. Employee retention may be significantly increased if there is an effective hire.

News Updates
April 15, 2011

The AARP and SHRM Workforce Assessment Tool is a free, confidential tool can help your organization assess your current and future workforce needs.

The Workforce Assessment Tool is a resource for HR managers to:

Research
April 11, 2011

Age-Related Determinants of Retirement Planning and Turnover

Funded: November 2007  Completed: December 2010

Ruth Kanfer, Ph.D., School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Executive Summary
Retirement and Post-Retirement Work Intentions during an Economic Downturn

Research
April 8, 2011

Some might need to add “work less and relax more” to their list of New Year’s resolutions for 2011, a new survey suggests. According to a CareerBuilder survey of 3,067 U.S. workers employed full-time in nongovernment roles, nearly one in four respondents (24 percent) finds it hard to stop thinking about work at the end of the day, while nearly one in five (19 percent) said they dream about work.

The survey, released Dec. 15, 2010, was conducted online by Harris Interactive between Aug. 17 and Sept. 2, 2010.

News Updates
April 1, 2011

Work-life Interference: Expanding our Measurement Conceptualization and Improving our Measurement

This project was funded by a SHRM Foundation research grant.
Funded
: June 2008  Completed: June 2010

Ann Marie Ryan, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Jessica Fandre, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University
Elizabeth Oberlander, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University
Ruchi Sinha, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University
Alyssa Friede, Ph.D., DePaul University

Research
March 24, 2011

Early in his HR career, Jose A. Berrios discovered he had a knack for identifying talent and leadership potential.

Berrios starts his two-year term this month as chair of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board of Directors. Berrios first joined SHRM in 1989 and has been an active leader in the HR profession with SHRM and groups such as The Conference Board, Catalyst and the National Hispanic Corporate Council.

News Updates
March 4, 2011
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I was summoned to a pitch by a PR guy a few weeks ago. The scene was typical of Wall Street: a swanky bar and two earnest would-be sources: Nick Leopard, 30 and Andy Blechman, 27. These guys were polished, young and had impressive suits and equally impressive resumes. Heck, they were both captains of their respective D-1 college lacrosse teams, which is a guaranteed foot in the door at virtually any bulge-bracket, or top-tier, bank.

News Updates
February 14, 2011

With an emphasis on a solutions-based approach, this article explores key factors of a successful transition to a virtual organization and includes real-life scenarios to illustrate both effective and ineffective approaches, with a focus on leadership styles, the effectiveness of virtual working teams, communication, technology, virtual meetings and management, and global virtual teams.

Research
February 14, 2011

Companies spend billions on rent, offices, and office equipment so their employees will have a great place to work.

However, when you ask people where they go when they really need to get something done, you'll rarely hear them say it's the office.

If you ask, you'll usually get one of three kinds of responses: A place, a moving object, or a time.

News Updates
February 7, 2011

As the peak season for the nation’s accounting firms begins, David Leeds’s team at Ernst & Young is once again bracing for two months of 60-hour weeks auditing the books of a major bank in Atlanta.
In years past, those grueling weeks often fueled nasty marital spats about missed dinners and children’s tantrums over forgotten basketball games.

News Updates
January 19, 2011

The quality of employees’ personal/family lives is positively affected as a result of implementing flexible work arrangements, according to two-thirds of HR professionals (68%). Another two-thirds (67%) of HR professionals believe implementation of formal flexible work arrangements has a positive impact on employee morale, job satisfaction and engagement. 

Research
January 19, 2011

Changes all around us, including economic factors, are forcing organizations to re-evaluate the way they do business and develop alternative approaches to work. Findings from this research report reveal that the reasons that prompted organizations to offer flexible work arrangements (FWAs) range from requests from employees to organizational reasons and technological advances in teleworking.

Research
January 19, 2011

Global firms in 2020: The next decade of change for organisations and workers is an Economist Intelligence

Unit report, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource  Management (SHRM). The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted the survey and analysis and wrote the report. The findings and views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.

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January 19, 2011