Workplace Flexibility Policy

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Researchers have found that workplace policies such as paid maternity and paternity leave and paid leave to care for sick children exist in countries that are economically competitive and have low unemployment rates, contradicting the argument that costs associated with paid leave would reduce employment and undermine the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses.
 
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December 27, 2011

Practices by award-winning companies influenced by recession and aided by technology; special focus on meeting military families' needs

Fueled by technology and the recession, leading companies are focusing on their employees' measurable work results rather than face time in the office, according to the newly released 2012 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work.

News Updates
November 30, 2011

Research finds ties between workplace flexibility and positive business results

Workplace flexibility programs benefit employers of all sizes and industries, resulting in increased employee job satisfaction, lower turnover and lower insurance costs, according to a new report, Workplace Flexibility in the United States: A Status Report.

Research
November 29, 2011

Since October is National Work and Family Month, it’s a good time to discuss work-flex.

I love how Jason Seiden described “work/life balance” recently at Illinois SHRM: “We talk of it as something we separate by a slash and then hope we can balance everything in between. Trying to package them and keep them separate doesn’t work…There is no rigid separation.”

October 20, 2011

Work/life balance is a problem in the United States, say 89 percent of 1,043 Americans in survey findings released September 1, 2010.

And while more than two-thirds of 613 full- and part-time workers say they have adequate balance in their lives, the recession has upended that balance for 31 percent of workers. When that happens, time with family is the first thing affected, followed by personal down time.

News Updates
March 24, 2011

President Obama and the First Lady recently held a forum with policymakers and businesses to discuss workplace flexibility. Read the full story from The Chicago Tribune here.

News Updates
April 1, 2010