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Could workplace flexibility influence Boomers' plans to retire later? Work longer?

Could workplace flexibility influence Boomers' plans to retire later? Work longer?

June 9, 2016

The findings of a WFHN study published in Work, Aging and Retirement suggest that Boomer-aged professionals and managers who were given more control over their schedules and increased supervisor support as part of the STAR workplace intervention were more likely to plan on a later retirement from their current job.

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Long-term care workers receiving work-family support provide better quality of care to patients

Long-term care workers receiving work-family support provide better quality of care to patients

April 7, 2016

According to the findings of a WFHN study published in Social Science & Medicine, long-term care workers who received better work-family support (even if that support facilitated their ability to have a second job to better meet the needs of their families) provided better quality of care to their patients (as measured by number of patient falls, pressure ulcers and injuries).

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Workplace intervention positively impacts emotional well-being of workers' children

Workplace intervention positively impacts emotional well-being of workers' children

April 6, 2016

The workplace intervention STAR (support-transform-achieve-results) aimed at reducing work-family conflict, was found to have a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the children of workers in an IT department at a Fortune 500 company. The findings, which are part of the Work, Family & Health Study, are published in the journal...

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Kids whose parents are more aware of their activities exhibit signs of less stress

Kids whose parents are more aware of their activities exhibit signs of less stress

March 1, 2016

A WFHN paper published in the Journal of Family Psychology reveals that the younger children of workers in the IT division of a Fortune 500 company had lower bedtime salivary cortisol levels when their parents had higher average knowledge of their daily activities. On days when parents had the most knowledge of their younger offsprings' activities, these children also had lower before-dinner cortisol levels.

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Can workplace flexibility improve well-being of employees?

Can workplace flexibility improve well-being of employees?

February 26, 2016

WFHN researchers, including Phyllis Moen, Erin Kelly, David Almeida, Ellen Kossek, and Orfeu Buxton, have published a study in American Sociological Review that finds that yes, certain institutional-level initiatives can promote employee well-being. The findings of the study, along with an interview with lead author Phyllis Moen, are featured in ...

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