Workplace Flexibility

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Sometimes learning how to juggle life and work is a difficult task. In fact, some debate if it can ever really be achieved.

Our workplaces can be stressful these days as Management and Employees carry the load of layoffs and greater responsibilities are placed on those left to make it happen. It’s taking its toll on our work culture.

October 29, 2012

This week I had the honor of attending SHRM’s Workflex Conference as a member of the press team. Here is what the workflex conference is all about taken right from the website.

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.

October 26, 2012
  1. Yoga
  2. Bikram Yoga
  3. That other kind of yoga
  4. ummmm......

I have three kids three and under. Like I have time on the weekend to come up with 172 anythings...let alone something requiring a scintilla of creativity, save channeling my inner Andy Warhol at the children's museum yesterday -- 4 likes on Facebook for the uncensored version, yo.

October 25, 2012

On October 24, SHRM @weknownext chatted with several working moms and dads about how they juggle work and family. A few employers (and a former CEO) even jumped into the chat and offered their views on the importance of providing a supportive environment and plenty of workplace flexibility. In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:

 

October 24, 2012
Last June, the National Transportation Safety Board cited driver fatigue as a main cause of a bus crash in New York that killed 15 people and injured 18 returning from a trip to a Connecticut casino.
 
It was one of several fatal bus crashes the board investigated last year—and one of the deadliest. Investigators found that the driver slept only for short periods of three hours or less in the three days prior to the crash.
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October 23, 2012

Every day, millions of working moms live by routines.  The alarm rings.  You wake the kids, feed them, make lunches, rush them to daycare or school, and then maybe hit the coffee shop on the way to the office. 

Later it’s shopping, errands, dinner, homework … and then 12 hours later – Rinse.  Repeat. 

For most working moms, the constant merry-go-round is a source of great stress that can result in discouragement, bouts of anxiety, and even physical illness.  When mom’s burned out, everyone suffers.  

October 22, 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 Families and Work Institute (FWI)—a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that identifies and studies trends in the changing workforce, families and communities—will recognize individuals and employers for their efforts Sept. 19, 2012, at the 2012 Work Life Legacy Award dinner in New York City.

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September 14, 2012

Raising awareness about the human resource profession is one of SHRM’s most important missions, and the 2012 Presidential election provides an attentive audience of policy makers and business leaders with whom we wish to communicate.

September 3, 2012

The latest Society for Human Resource Management annual employee benefits survey report highlights interesting trends. 2012 Employee Benefits: The Employee Benefits Landscape in a Recovering Economy discusses how benefits have changed during the last 10 years and, in particular, in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

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August 24, 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

"Globally linked virtual teams will transform every government and company in the world. Any of our peers who don’t do it won’t survive."

-John Chambers, CEO, Cisco
 

July 18, 2012

There are distinct perception gaps between genders and among managerial levels in how effective organizations are when it comes to recruiting, developing and retaining women, according to a February 2012 survey by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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June 28, 2012

Telework among full-time employees has almost doubled since 2002, according to a nationwide May 2012 report by The Conference Board.

Experts said the increase reflects a profound shift in the nature of work itself, as advanced technologies allow many to get their jobs done from a variety of settings and locations. A rise in employee demand for flexibility and alternative work arrangements has played a major role as well.

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June 18, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

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June 15, 2012