We Know Next Weekly Recap: June 4th-8th

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

According to a recent survey on, Employing People With Disabilities: Practices and Policies Related to Accessibility and Accommodationcommissioned by and conducted in collaboration with Cornell University’s ILR School Employment and Disability Institute, three out of four (75%) organizations designate an office or person to address accommodation questions. 

"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

The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have formed a strategic affiliation to pursue advocacy and thought leadership on pressing global talent management issues. The organizations made the announcement June 5, 2012,  at ACIP’s 2012 Symposium in Washington, D.C.

While women and men in Asia have high career aspirations, more women than men experience lack of workplace flexibility as a career obstacle, according to the study Expanding Work-Life Perspectives: Talent Management in Asia, produced by Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that seeks to expand opportunities for women at work. 

CEOs around the world rank innovation and human capital as top challenges for 2012, a recent survey found. Leaders in China and India rank those issues higher than U.S. and European CEOs, who are more worried about government regulation and global political and economic risk, respectively.

U.S. CEOs say the regulatory climate “has intensified virtually everywhere they do business” to the point that government regulation is now their chief concern, a recent report found. The 2012 edition of The Conference Board CEO Challenge, a global survey of business leaders, found that government regulation rose to the No. 1 challenge for U.S. CEOs from No. 19 in 2009. (See related article, “Innovation and Human Capital are Top of Mind for Global CEOs.”)

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