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Workplace Flexibility

Why You Should Hire a Mom

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

While there are a growing number of full-time opportunities listed on job posting boards, relatively few organization are willing to hire people into part-time or flex-time options. Employers of America are missing out on perhaps our greatest resource.

Let's Celebrate Working Families and Put Partisan Bickering in a Timeout

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Cara Woodson Welch

How do we get elected leaders and business leaders to work together towards supporting workplace policies that empower employees to succeed at work and at home?

Kathryn Sollmann: Why Freelancers May Have the Best of Both Worlds

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

At any age, freelance work also gives you the room to breathe, to pursue passions other than work, to take your foot on and off the gas pedal as life evolves and to have full flexibility to attend every school play or game.

Teleworking Banned? 4 Facts That Say This Isn't the New Normal

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

With all the press this past year about some very prominent companies rescinding their telework policies, I was very happy that it happened to coincide with the scheduled update of WorldatWork's Workplace Flexibility Survey.

4 out of 5 Working Parents Have This at Work. Do You?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

Let this Work and Family Month commemorate the year you asked for what you want and need in terms of work/life alignment.

Work-Life Effectiveness Could Use a Common Definition

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

We're moving into open enrollment season for many organizations. What better time than right now when there is already a lot of communication going on regarding the benefits the organization will be offering in the new year.

Flex: What If You Don't? Squandering Corporate Value

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Sophie Wade

Despite all the data showing positive impact, there is a lingering general perception among corporations that workplace flexibility is an employee perk that should be earned, and otherwise is not worth the effort.

The Launch of 1 Million for Work Flexibility

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Today is the launch of 1 Million for Work Flexibility, the first national initiative to bring people together and create a collective voice in support...

City Takes Landmark Stand For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents

Working parents and designated caretakers in San Francisco will soon have their right to request flexible workplace arrangements protected by law, mak...

Kathryn Sollmann: Find Financial Security and Inner Peace

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 12.09.2013 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

It's undeniable that loosening your grip on your smartphone, being in the moment with your children and replacing multi-tasking with uni-tasking leads to greater well-being.

What's Best for Babies? Moms Who Get Great Benefits

Jennifer Owens | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

I can tell you about 100 employers that are committed to supporting new working parents, but for too many employees, the juggle is still a struggle.

Lisa Belkin

Working Mother Magazine Announces 100 Best Companies Of 2013 | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

The “2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies” list is out today, and, as always, it is a reflection of both the importance and the limitations of ...

Stop Looking for the Best Employees

Dan Henry | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

Progressive organizations and their HR people spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to attract "the best" employees. Here's the secret: you can't.

Sophie Wade: The Changing Nature of Work (and What That Means for You)

Sophie Wade | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

How have your work habits been changing over the last few years? What might you be enjoying or resisting and why?

Making a Progressive Work Culture Work

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

As employers, it doesn't make a lot of sense to lose talent just because we aren't having conversations with employees about the best way to align work and family and making the often small adjustments that will keep them around.

The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

Work Flexibility Has Become a Revolution in 2013

Carol Evans | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

Flextime was invented by, for and because of women. We are still the only gender that can have babies, and flexing our way back from maternity leave is one of the great solutions to help women stay in the workforce.

Why Women Helping Women Is Essential to Workplace Flexibility

Stacey Brooks Delo | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Stacey Brooks Delo

There's so much discussion around "what working moms want" these days. But let's face it folks, it's pretty simple -- they want to be able to work, to continue contributing with their education and experience, and still feel like they are able to be a good mom.

Sophie Wade: Flexing Your Personal And Corporate Value

Sophie Wade | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

Creating value is part of the very essence of our lives. Whether it is personal, spiritual, family, community or business-related, it generates that feel-good sensation when we believe we have made a worthwhile contribution -- big or small.

Why Opting-Out Makes Little Sense

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

A decade into working momhood, I'm glad I didn't opt-out. As my career has grown, so has my salary, my influence and my ability to work flexibly.

Employees Want Workplace Flexibility Over a Promotion

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

One of the most effective ways to have happy, hardworking and engaged employees is to allow them to make reasonable adjustments to their own schedules that allow them the most efficiency in both work and their lives.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Work and Life

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

Family is not just something you cheat on your career with. A career is not just something you do for dollars even though it robs you of your family. Our families and our careers are both parts of who we are.

'Professional Attire' and Reality

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Jeffrey P. Colin

There is a lingering perception that the type of clothing a person wears has some impact on their performance at their job. As one completely opposed to the wearing of business suits, I find the total lack of discussion in this area to be fairly discouraging.

Men Struggle With Work-Life Balance, And That's A Good Thing

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 08.29.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

Work-life should not be a mothering issue, It shouldn't even be a parenting issue. It should be a workplace issue.

Sophie Wade: Getting to Flex

Sophie Wade | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

What does success mean? What are our 'life ambitions' -- corporate, family and more? As we start to engage proactively in these questions, flexibility -- the ability to have some choice and control over our combination of life activities -- is a critical part of the future solution.