Leslie Hammer was one of several experts that New America consulted with in this Weekly Wonk to help answer the question what’s something that every company can do to make that work-life balance easier?
Network researchers Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen talk about workplace flexibility in their recent blog: Building Flexibility Into The Way We Work. They talk about how the issue of "work-family balance", or lack thereof, does not just belong to one group, and make the case for why employers should think about redesigning work rather than merely "accommodating" flexible schedules. They presented at the "Redesigning, Redefining Work" summit organized by Stanford University's Michelle R. Read more about Workplace flexibility-built in!
Network researcher Ellen Kossek is quoted in USA Today's article about "Take Your Parents to Work Day." In another example of the US-centric divide between work and family, Kossek explains that inviting parents to the workplace signals a change in the times. She explains that in cultures such as Asia and Latin America, involving parents in the workplace is more common than in the US. Read more about Kossek weighs in on "Take your Parents to Work Day"
Network researchers Ellen Kossek and Ginger Hanson will be presenting at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2013 Workflex Conference. Their presentation, Redesign the Workplace for Wellness: New Evidence about Work, Families and Health in Practice, will highlight the links between work conditions and wellness; talk about our evidence-based workplace intervention; and give preliminary research findings from our study. Don’t miss this chance to see a sneak peak at study results. Read more about Don’t miss our research at SHRM on October 30!