When I conducted some research with Millennials I found that flexible working was vital for any modern employee, with 91 percent saying flexible working was important and 92 percent saying they wanted the option to work from home. Interestingly however, 66 percent said they would prefer to work more in the office than at home and 0 percent saying they would want to work exclusively from home.
With the return of the "polar vortex" (I hate that name. . . .Can't we just say freezing temps anymore?), there are a few things employers can do to prevent it from freezing workplace productivity.
Contemplating a remote work policy? You’re not alone. Many careers no longer require punching a time clock. In fact, research indicates that 70% of people work remotely at least once a week. Nevertheless, many employers have not yet embraced remote work.
Work is complex. So are the lives of today’s workers.
Flexibility to meet the dual demands of work and family life is a necessary component of the 21st Century workplace. October was designated as National Work and Family Month by the U.S. Senate in 2003, highlighting the increasing demands on employees as they try to achieve the effective work-life fit.
Savvy HR professionals understand that creating a safe, positive organizational culture is vital for the long-term success of the 21st Century workforce.
This morning I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions to express and explain SHRM’s support for H.R. 4219, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.
Workflex Policies that Promote Work-Family Balance
On May 13 this year, families celebrated mothers nationwide. Then on Monday morning, working Moms, representing over a third of working women, went back to their jobs and continue to try and strike that delicate work-life balance in the 21st Century workplace.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, American families look forward to celebrating motherhood and showing much-deserved love and appreciation for moms across the country. As the mother of two children, I am so grateful for the fulfillment and joy that comes with raising great kids.
Apply for the When Work Works Award and Highlight Your Workflex Benefits!
If your organization leverages workflex to create a positive workplace culture then step up and share the story by participating in the 2018 When Work Works Award!
As an HR professional, it can be challenging to keep up with legal and compliance matters, much less stay on top of the changes being discussed by our legislators. One of the benefits of being involved with the SHRM Advocacy Team (aka A-Team) is that they provide a quarterly webinar where they talk about issues that are being in Washington.
We all know making New Year’s resolutions to make healthier lifestyle choices is easy, but sticking to those goals is more difficult. In fact, by February last year, only 58 percent had maintained their resolutions, and only 8 percent typically achieve their goals by year’s end, according to research conducted by Statistic Brain.