Posts Tagged Workplace Flexibility
I, and others on Blogging4Jobs, have written about the future of work and adapting to the needs of future workers. I have also written about the contractor or Freelancer economy and how a large portion of the Millennial generation will be working in very flexible work arrangements. The company Uber has provided one example. Now a company called TaskRabbit is providing another.
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GAO: Pension Lump Sum Offers Need Better Explanations
Questions about how well pension plan participants understand lump-sum tradeoffs
By Stephen Miller, CEBS 3/2/2015
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.
SAN FRANCISCO—When a woman at a large Denver-based dialysis company told those attending the 2013 Workflex Conference that she does her job almost exclusively from her California home, the next words out of her mouth said a lot about lingering attitudes toward flexible work schedules.
As almost everyone now knows, Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook. She is also the author of the ground-breaking book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead .
I have read the book twice. Simply put, I think it is a brilliant manifesto for women and men alike.
Yet, the acclaim is not universal. To the contrary, the book has been met with some hot criticism.
Yahoo’s controversial move in early 2013 to bar employees from telecommuting and Best Buy’s subsequently announced decision to limit its work-from-home options may have created the impression that telework is losing favor among U.S. employers.
At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, senior partners regularly pair up with women of color who are managers or directors and begin grooming them for more responsibility. The partners act as mentors, provide coaching, introduce the women to a broader network of business associates, give them high-profile assignments and provide feedback on their job performance.
The mentoring was among the reasons Working Mother magazine this month chose the New York-based consulting firm as one of this year’s “Best Companies for Multicultural Women.”
When struggling big-box retailer Best Buy followed Yahoo by altering its employee telecommuting policies, many industry experts and teleworkers raised concerns that the flexible work option could be falling out of favor.
A Q&A with Appature CEO, Kabir Shahani
After my recent post about young leaders, I had a chance to catch-up with Kabir Shahani of Appature.
Immigration reform, the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and legislation calling for the raising of the minimum wage are some of the pressing public-policy issues HR professionals should be keeping track of in 2013, said Michael P. Aitken, pictured above, vice president of government affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Men value—and benefit from—workplace flexibility, research and experts say, regardless of their personal circumstances. Yet men can be more reluctant than women to use such options, even when available, unless a flexible culture exists.
People who work from home say they expect to be outfitted with the latest technology in order to work more effectively, according to a new survey.
TeamViewer, which provides remote control and online meetings software, surveyed 500 American adults who work from home either full time or part time. The study was released Dec. 4, 2012.
According to the survey, telecommuters said that their work did not suffer, despite not being in the office, with nearly nine out of 10 (88 percent) of telecommuters saying they are equally as or more productive working from home.
On December 19, SHRM We Know Next chatted with SHRM's Lisa Horn (@SHRMLobbystLisa), Cassidy Neal (@WhenWorkWorks) and Families and Work Institute (@FWINews) about "Winning the Talent War with Workflex."
In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat...
As the workforce grows more complex, organizations are tapping into new trends to recruit and retain the best talent. With today’s four-generation workforce and the increasing globalization of business, #workflex is an imperative for today’s 21st century workplace. Employers that do not implement workplace flexibility programs run the risk of missing out on a huge talent pool.