Workplace Flexibility

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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. 

September 7, 2017

 

Nearly a quarter of US workers did some or all of their work from home in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics [1], 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.

August 24, 2017

 

 Flexible Work Arrangement Week is May 7-13, 2017                                                                                                                                                     

May 8, 2017

                   

You say overtime; I say comp time.

April 15, 2017
 
 
The days of 9 to 5 cubicle jobs are over. 
 
The new generation of workers places a high value on flexibility in a job. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t work hard, or expect not to have to show up at the office. 
 
It means most younger workers expect to have meaningful lives both in and outside of work, and want to harness the flexibility that technology provides.
 
January 18, 2017

Time to claim your prize for being a top employer and get the credit you deserve for being an effective and flexible workplace! How? Apply for the When Work Works Award.

October 6, 2016

          

 

The slow death of the 9-5 workday, together with the arrival of the new FLSA overtime rules, which do into effect on December 1, could create one of the bigger wage-and-hour pitfalls for employers in 2017 and beyond.

July 28, 2016

 
 

The Democratic National Convention is officially underway, and SHRM is on the ground in Philly.

July 26, 2016

        
 

It has come to this: Someone stole more than $100,000 from my mother’s checking account. Someone else stole her purse, including all of her identification. And the federal government has cut off her Social Security payments. The Unites States is no longer a good place to grow old.

July 26, 2016

Parental Leave and Other Benefits Should be Seen as a Recruiting Tool, Especially for Hard to Fill Jobs

April 19, 2016

 

     
 

These days (like many of my peers here in Washington!) I am working overtime on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to change the #overtime regulations, which is now under final review.  This regulation from Washington is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences.

Let me explain.

April 7, 2016

 

By Kenneth Matos, Senior Director of Research, Families and Work Institute

Workflex is a slam dunk when it comes to creating an effective workplace. Most managers realize this; but, for the folks who run smaller organizations or small divisions within larger companies, implementing flexible work programs can feel like more work than benefit. For others, changing strategies they believe have been successful for a long while can appear counterproductive.

February 12, 2016

Nearly all employees desire work-life fit. Take Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan who in taking the job as Speaker of the House recently requested the option to spend less time on the road and more time with his family.

November 4, 2015

On October 28, @SHRMnextchat chatted with Evren Esen, director of survey programs for @SHRM_Research about Employee Benefits for 2015 and Beyond

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

 

October 28, 2015

I have written a number of times that the part of the future of work is both telecommuting and a free-agent workforce. More and more companies are using or allowing a greater freedom in telecommuting. More companies are using independent contractors who do not have to be present to perform the work that can be done digitally. I think this is a great move that will improve lives and productivity for a large number of people.

October 16, 2015