Workplace Flexibility

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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


The workforce of the future is predicted to be a mobile one, capable of working from any location at any time because they carry their computing power with them. We are already seeing this occur and it causing some disruption in the management of physical locations. Companies are realizing they don’t need all the office real estate they currently possess. Here is how one company is handling less demand for office space.

Hot space

October 9, 2015

On October 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Editor Dana Wilkie (@shrmdanawilkie) about Paid Parental Leave.

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

October 7, 2015

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


Smart employers know that offering flexible work options—everything from telecommuting to job sharing to part time to compressed schedules to shift trading, etc.—can set you apart from other employers. If your organization is embracing new ways to reinvent work for employee AND business success, then step up and receive local and national recognition as a top employer.

September 16, 2015

Manufacturers are facing big problems when it comes to recruiting enough top-tier factory workers, but there’s a fix few employers think about — #workflex.

June 15, 2015

FLSA Stifles Work Flexibility, HR Director Testifies

News Updates
June 12, 2015

Most employees think flexibility is critical to their job satisfaction: are employers listening?

June 1, 2015


Manufacturers are facing big problems when it comes to recruiting enough top-tier factory workers, but there’s a fix few employers think about -- #workflex.

May 21, 2015

Best Place for Working Moms? Head to the 'Green Mountain State'

News Updates
May 13, 2015


What do employees want? When Work Works, the joint partnership of SHRM and Families and Work Institute (FWI) can help you answer this key question.

April 30, 2015