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.
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On February 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Government Affairs team and Council for Global Immigration on 2018 HR Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities.
In case you missed this excellent chat in advance of the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Confernce, you can read all the tweets here:
Last week President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda during his first State of the Union address. Meanwhile, lawmakers are wrapping-up their respective party retreats to set forth their legislative agendas. Now the focus is on priority issues for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including many that will impact the workplace.
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.
When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding
Christmas tree fires account for an average of 200 house fires every year and 37% of those occur in January. I am reminded this time of year that it is time to check the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector. Early in my career I was part of the team that treated patients after they had been exposed to the colorless and odorless carbon monoxide gas.
SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.
The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.
New Workflex legislation a big step in the right direction
By Lisa Horn, Director, Congressional Affairs
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 innovation with programs to help reconcile work-life issues.
Where did you work today? You may have put time in at the office, but you also may have tackled tasks on a plane, in a coffee shop, at home and even on vacation.
Nearly a quarter of US workers did some or all of their work from home in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , but corporate attitudes about remote work may be cooling. Citing a need to increase control over the workday and promote team collaboration, big companies such as IBM, Yahoo and the Wall Street Journal have recently reined in remote work programs.