Workplace Flexability

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Is a Four-Day Workweek the Answer?

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September 25, 2015


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So Long, Farewell: Securing Effective Release Agreements

By June D. Bell  2/4/2015

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February 5, 2015


Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

Flexwork Policies on the Rise, Participation Lagging

By Roy Maurer  1/30/2015

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January 30, 2015


By Lisa Horn (@SHRMLobbystLisa), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Director of Congressional Affairs and SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative

August 27, 2014
The concept of “work/life balance” is a hot topic nowadays. Employees who also need to care for young children, elderly parents or other family members are seeking ways to get it all done.
In response to growing demand from employees, and in an effort to enhance their reputations, many companies now offer flexible-work options. This may involve working from home to avoid a grueling commute, switching to a part-time schedule or a variety of other arrangements.
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March 14, 2014
Although some of America's largest companies—including Yahoo, Best Buy and Bank of America—banned or scaled back telework in 2013, a new study reveals that it’s on the rise for federal government employees.

In December 2013 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the 2013 Status of Telework in the Federal Government Report to Congress, which reviewed the implementation of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

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January 9, 2014

Washingtonian magazine has selected the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its 2013 list of 50 Great Places to Work in the Washington, D.C., area.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the Washington area’s top employers,” said Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, SHRM president and CEO. “SHRM educates HR professionals and employers on workplace best practices. So we are gratified for the recognition that SHRM ‘walks the talk.’ ”

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November 25, 2013

The Arizona Republic’s recent strategy to move its community reporters out of the office, suggesting they hunker down with company-provided laptops at local coffee shops and fast-food restaurants with free Wi-Fi, is becoming the norm for other employers, according to Kelly Walsh, PHR, a 20-year human resources professional.

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November 20, 2013

According to a recent poll, 73‑percent of workers value flexibility in looking for a job (or staying in a job).

Employers, in their self-interest, need to help employees with work life challenges.  But that is easier said than done.

This blog addresses some of the rarely discussed issues when it comes to work-life challenges.

1.   Nomenclature

November 4, 2013

The When Work Works initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.

October 29, 2013

Follow the conversation as the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute host a discussion about flexible and effective workplaces during "Transformational Workplaces: Making Work Work in a 24/7 Global Economy" Oct. 29-30 in San Francisco.  This Storify will be updated continuously thoughout the conference.


October 25, 2013

A majority of working Americans are satisfied with the boundaries they have between work and home, and slightly more than half say they never or rarely bring work home, according to a new national poll on work/life balance.

But while the findings are mostly positive, “there is some room for improvement,” said Dean Debnam, CEO of Workplace Options, which commissioned the poll.

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October 22, 2013

When I left corporate life, the glass in the ceiling suppressing the advancement of women to the C-suite was beginning to show cracks. That was two decades ago. Today, there’s a venerable list of female executives who have shattered that glass and gone on to illustrious careers as successful CEOs. One might think the likes of Melissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Laura Sen (BJ’s Wholesale Club), Ellen Kullman (DuPont), and Indra K. Nooyi (Pepsi) would inspire more and more women to seek greater responsibility in the corporate world.

October 10, 2013

You’ve probably heard the stories in the news: Americans aren’t using much vacation time these days, either because of economic concerns or the fact that they’re worried about job security and don’t want to be away from the office for too long.

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September 9, 2013

On September 4, @weknownext chatted with special guest Kyra Cavanaugh (@lifemeetswork) about Building Effective Workplaces.

In case you missed it, here are all of the great tweets from the chat...


September 4, 2013

Workplace Flexibility.  You know you need it in your organization, but you don’t know where to start.  Meanwhile, you’re losing talent to organizations that already have it.

In order to attract and retain the best talent, there is no better time to create an effective and flexible culture in your organization.

Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy – and workplace culture initiative -- to retain and leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce. 

September 3, 2013

Perhaps it should come as little surprise that smartphones give people a sense of personal connection—that we use them throughout the day to stay in touch with friends and family through text messages, e-mail, Facebook and phone calls. However, recent studies paint a picture of startling social change as these multitasking minicomputers become all but universal, both at work and at home.

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May 27, 2013

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) narrowly passed in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 223-204 on May 8, 2013. The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled Senate. Introduced by Rep.

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May 9, 2013

On May 1, @weknownext chatted with past winners of the Sloan Awards about "Award Winning Workflex."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:

May 1, 2013