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Workplace Flexibility

Is it Possible to Have Balance and Success?

Jae Ellard | Posted 01.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

The secret to living a successful and balanced life is nested within knowing what motivates you and having intentional conversations about that with the people that matter in your life.

Three Things Forward-Thinking Companies Need to Know to Attract Millennial Independent Workers in 2016

Gene Zaino | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Gene Zaino

Millennials currently make up 30% of America's independent workforce. Within the next two years, they will become the largest generation of self-emplo...

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, and I Am Noticing It

Annicken R. Day | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Annicken R. Day

Brazilian entrepreneur Gustavo Tanaka listed eight reasons why he believes that the world as we know it is changing -- and that it is a good thing. His blog has been widely shared, so clearly his message has resonated with many.

Workplace Flexibility, Part 2: Creativity in the Making

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

Regardless of whether it's monthly or weekly, teleworking either way is practically identical in terms of organizations offering this option. It appears that eligibility is the same for both options as well, with about 98% of exempt employees and 54% of non-exempts being eligible.

Do You Freelance?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Jill Jacinto

Did you know that 53 million Americans are currently freelancing? That comes out to roughly 34 percent of the workforce. Are you a 1099 or freelance p...

De-Stress the Holidays With Yoga

LaReine Chabut | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
LaReine Chabut

Carving just 10 minutes out of your day to do these simple yoga moves will help reduce the stress and keep you from holding your breathe so you can enjoy this busy time of the year.

Workplace Flexibility: Neither for the Weak at Heart nor the Uncreative

Rose Stanley | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

What do you think when you hear the term "workplace flexibility"? Is it a single program? Would it surprise you to know that, on average, companies offer six different types of flexible work options?

Workplace Flexibility: Good For You and Your Employees

Latifa Lyles | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Latifa Lyles

Workplace flexibility policies that allow employees to balance the demands of work and home are vitally important − especially paid sick days, paid parental leave and flexible scheduling.

How to Travel with a Full-Time Job

JoAnna Niles | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel
JoAnna Niles

Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted this as his Facebook status: Maybe I'm hating, but I'm seeing people take 4 and 5 vacations a year. When d...

How to Travel with a Full-Time Job

JoAnna Niles | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel
JoAnna Niles

Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted this as his Facebook status: Maybe I'm hating, but I'm seeing people take 4 and 5 vacations a year. When do you guys get time to work? After informing him that he was indeed hating, I decided to share tips on traveling with a full time job.

How to Cure a Toxic Workplace Culture

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

When I started researching workplaces and families 30 years ago, I identified a profound structural mismatch between how work is organized in time and space and the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce.

Phased Retirement Programs: Will They Make a Comeback?

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

As employers consider the future of their organization, managing talent is a critical component to success. Why aren't more employers offering phased retirement programs?

Are Employers Family Friendly After 30 Years of Best Companies?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 09.23.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Paid family leave, paid sick days, wage equality, flexibility, affordable child care, women's advancement: These are the issues that have mattered to working families for three decades -- and will continue to do so.

No More Moralizing About the Gig Economy

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The gig economy is developing faster than anyone imagined. Jobs -- or, more specifically, tasks -- that no one imagined could be automated or made digital even five years ago are becoming commonplace.

Rewarding a Multigenerational Workforce: A Work in Progress

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

Generational diversity? Generational competence? The amount of information in the media around managing a "multigenerational workforce" has yielded a steady flow of research and surveys.

Let's Not Settle for Good But Aspire to Great Work

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

We seem to have adjusted our performance metrics so that good means great, which surely is just not good enough. Healthy, committed and inspired people help businesses perform better, so how wonderful would it be if we aspired to be in optimum health and do great work as the norm?

Where in the World: Millennials, Untethered

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Recent college graduates often don't have work experience, and need a lot of coaching and guidance. Working remotely involves a definite skill set, from the tone of emails to ensuring that you remain a presence among your teammates, even if they can't see you in the next cubicle.

How Do You Measure the Success of Your Business? -- Hint It's Not How Much You Made Last Year

Keri Vaca | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Keri Vaca

In our society it seems like our success is measured by how much we earn, how many promotions we get or how big our bonus is.

The Gems of a Gemini

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Levin

They say I have "a lot going on." And I do ! I am a Gemini! And believe me, we are super good at juggling many balls, balancing an object on our he...

5 Tips For Moms Re-Entering The Work Force

Liane Jackson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Chicago
Liane Jackson

If you need to work full-time, many jobs now offer flex-time or hybrid part-time options. And it doesn't hurt to ask an employer for flexibility after getting an offer.

Detecting Leadership Buy-in for Work-life Change: 5 Indicators for HR Professionals

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

When the human-resources staff of a company or organization reaches out to an HR/work-life consultancy, it's usually because they've gotten the green light to implement some kind of change in their organization--culture, flextime, resiliency, etc.

America Trails the Developed World on Paid Leave For Working People

David A. Love | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
David A. Love

For all of the talk of American exceptionalism, the U.S. is exceptionally bad in the treatment of its workers. America--the world's largest economy--is one of the few advanced nations without a national policy guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers.

A Workplace Flexibilities Guide for Working Families

Katherine Archuleta | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Katherine Archuleta

This week, as President Obama continues his conversations with working families across the country, OPM is proud to release a new online handbook that gives federal employees the information they need to take advantage of the government's many leave policies.

Report: Closing the Gap for Women in Federal Service

Katherine Archuleta | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Katherine Archuleta

Younger women are doing especially well. Women entering the workforce now are more likely to be on a management track than they were a decade ago. And while we are proud of the progress we've made, the data shows a lingering gender gap. Clearly, we have work to do.

Incorporating Fun Into the Workplace

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Is your workplace having fun? As counterintuitive is it may seem, incorporating fun into the workplace can create a big boost in productivity. Indeed some of the most successful companies in the world are also some of the most fun places to work.