Flexible Work Arrangements/ Flexibility

Workingmums Annual Survey Highlights What Makes a Company Family Friendly

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Workingmums Annual Survey Highlights What Makes a Company Family Friendly
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Workingmums.co.uk

Workingmums.co.uk recently published their Annual Survey 2017 results. The survey asked parents what factors made a company family friendly.

Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

New research shows that a desire to help one’s family may actually improve the motivation and energy levels of workers, helping them succeed even when their daily tasks are mundane or frustrating. And that could mean that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds—by offering flexible work options, for example—will help both their employees and their bottom line.

Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility

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Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Formal flexible work arrangements are not the norm in American businesses, and it’s often up to individual managers to decide whether their employees should be able to shift their hours, work from home, or participate in other flex options.

Fortunately, even managers who have negative perceptions of flexible work arrangements (FWAs) can change their minds, with the right incentives and exposure.

Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance

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Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Dr. Heejung Chung is a labor market and welfare state researcher and reader in sociology and social policy at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research interest lies in examining different labor market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, with a primary focus on flexibility at work, work-life balance, and job and employment insecurity. 1 Million for Work Flexibility interviews Heejung in our "Take 5" series. 

Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest

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Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, “Rest” argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives, and that many of history’s most creative and prolific people crafted daily routines that allowed some of their best insights and ideas to emerge during their leisure hours. 

Post Doc Fellowship Opportunity, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario

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Post Doc Fellowship Opportunity, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario
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McMaster University, Ontario Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gender, Health and Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Research - Health Services Intervention. Research Applications are invited from relevant disciplines, including those across the social and health sciences. This fellowship will provide an opportunity to be engaged in CIHR-funded intervention research targeting family carers who are also juggling full-time employment in the health services sector. More information about the larger research program being led by Dr. Allison Williams, CIHR Chair in Gender, Work & Health can be found at: http://ghw.mcmaster.ca.

Take 5: Daniel Arnold on Flexible Work in the Digital Age

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Take 5: Daniel Arnold on Flexible Work in the Digital Age
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Dr. Daniel Arnold helped organize an interdisciplinary conference on “Flexible Work in the Digital Age", focused on work flexbility and work-life balance.

Working Families Flexibility Act Brings Flex Debate to Congress

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Working Families Flexibility Act Brings Flex Debate to Congress
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1 Million for Work Flexibility
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