Cassidy Solis has served since September, 2012, as the Senior Advisor, Workplace Flexibility, for SHRM’s Effective and Flexible Workplace Initiative. She is responsible for growing When Work Works, a nationwide initiative that brings research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice, and for educating employers about effective and flexible workplace practices.
If your organization leverages workflex to create a positive workplace culture then step up and share the story by participating in the 2018 When Work Works Award!
“There’s a tremendous upside for hiring a vet. From a business case, it’s there. It’s there because of the discipline they have, the life experiences, the cultural exposure, the team mentality, the mission before self, their loyalty to an organization, their adaptability. They care about each other and care about people!” says Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.) Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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.
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.
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.
The When Work Works initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
Workplace Flexibility. You know you need it in your organization, but you don’t know where to start. Meanwhile, you’re losing talent to organizations that already have it.
In order to attract and retain the best talent, there is no better time to create an effective and flexible culture in your organization.
Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy – and workplace culture initiative -- to retain and leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce.
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.