Workplace Flexibility Policy

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On July 24, 2018, SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. testified before the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, on the on benefits of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) for both employers and employees.

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July 24, 2018



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.

January 29, 2018

Telework done right can be an important component of building and maintaining an effective and flexible workplace. This matters because data reveals that employees in effective and flexible workplaces are more likely to be highly engaged, satisfied with their jobs, and more likely to stay with their employers.

October 7, 2015


Almost 3 in 4 HR pros say managers don’t reward them for supporting flexible work arrangements


HR professionals say telecommuting and other flexible work options will increase substantially during the next five years, yet nearly three in four of them say it’s “not very true” or “not at all true” that managers reward them when they support such flexibility, according to a new Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey.

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October 28, 2014


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

August 27, 2014

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

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

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

The Transition Network is a small nonprofit organization near Wall Street that helps women 50 and older plan the next steps in their personal and professional lives.

When Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern United States on Oct. 29, 2012, Transition Network Executive Director Betsy Werley and her four employees had to scramble to find a plan to keep the business open.

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November 26, 2012

Interview by Joseph Coombs, SHRM Workplace Trends and Forecasting Specialist

September 26, 2012

The 2012 Workflex Conference is an innovative conference that offers solutions for HR professionals and other business leaders who are actively engaged in building and implementing effective and flexible workplace strategies. 

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September 19, 2012

The proportion of employees in the U.S. who work predominantly from home or another remote location has, over the last decade, more than tripled in many industries, while nearly doubling nationwide among all full-time workers, according to a 2012 report by The Conference Board, a not-for-profit business membership and research association.

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July 23, 2012

"Workplace flexibility is not a benefit and it's not a right; it's a business strategy," explained Teresa Hopke, a principal at the consultancy Life Meets Work, during her May 1 presentation at the Society for Human Resource Management's 2012 Talent Management Conference, held near Washington, D.C.

“Workplace flex is not like pizza Fridays. It’s an incredibly powerful, strategic business tool,” she added, quoting flexibility advocate G. Brint Ryan, CEO of Ryan LLC.

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June 5, 2012

A recent survey of American workers suggests that employers are becoming more flexible and accommodating to their employees’ schedules during the summer.

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June 1, 2012

Over the years, I have been involved in several trench advocacy campaigns on issues related to workplace flexibility.  Whether it was responding to a Department of Labor request for information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, garnering support for SHRM’s efforts to clarify the FMLA rules, or challenging the need for a one-size-fits-all paid sick leave mandate, I’ve engaged in my fair share of workplace flexibility lobbying battles on behalf of the HR profession.

March 5, 2012

As the workforce grows more complex, businesses and organizations are tapping into new trends and people strategies to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. With today’s four-generation workforce and the increasing globalization of business, workplace flexibility is an imperative for today’s 21st century workplace. 

February 3, 2012
Paper — symbolizing strength from the connection of individual threads — is a traditional gift for a first anniversary.
Making a strong connection is a fitting description as SHRM marks the first anniversary of the groundbreaking partnership on workplace flexibility with the Families and Work Institute (FWI).
February 1, 2012
Social media was clearly among the hottest business topics of 2011, and the results of a survey released on Jan. 12, 2012, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that human resource professionals have an important role in helping employers deal with this red-hot issue.
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January 25, 2012