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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 16:54

"The modern health care marketplace is highly complex. The nation’s aging population, changing health care regulations and growing shortage of primary care providers have heightened demand for qualified nurses across the country. What does this mean for you? It means there’s never been a better time to earn an advanced nursing degree. As an MSN-FNP or DNP-FNP prepared nurse, you can do far more than position yourself for career advancement and financial growth.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:43

Two WFRN members, Rense Nieuwenhuis and Ellen Ernst Kossek, review the book Work-life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond (2017) by fellow WFRN members Suzan Lewis, Deirdre Anderson, Clare Lyonette, Nicola Payne, and Stephen Wood. The book's goals is to "assess the impact of austerity and recession policies on work-life balance and government support for it; and how to achieve the ‘triple agenda’." 

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 15:08

Personally, I believe the U.S. government needs to catch up with other countries and start providing paid parental leave, public child care, and ideally, free or at least highly-subsidized higher education. But none of that is likely to happen any time soon, and in the meantime, employers can play an important role in lifting the status of women. 

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 15:02

Being an adult child with a parent to care for is nothing like being the parent of a child—as we tail-end Baby Boomers are finding out. Paying lip service to the different meanings of “family” will do little to address this fact.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:49

Lotte Bailyn is the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lotte’s research deals with the relation of organizational practice to employees’ personal lives, with a particular emphasis on gender equity in business organizations and academia. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:25

We discuss why UK fathers work long hours, and why men are less likely to work flexibly in some countries compared to others, drawing on analysis using the 2015 European Working Conditions survey

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:07

October 17th marks the 5th annual National Flex Day, first launched by 1MFWF supporter organization Working Mother. 1 Million for Work Flexibility is proud to carry forward the torch and lead this year’s celebration by encouraging employers and employees across the country to unite behind the need for more flexibility.

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Panelists: Sara Sutton Fell, Ian Reynolds,  Brigid Schulte

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:05

1 Million for Work Flexibility is proud to be hosting National Flex Day (#NationalFlexDay) on October 17th 2017. Celebrate with us!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:03

Despite the demand for part-time options, many experienced and productive workers struggle to find positions that meet their needs. And according to a study on this issue, the problem could largely be one of design.

Australian researchers Natalie Smith and Paula McDonald are authors of the study, “Facilitating sustainable professional part-time work: A question of design?“, published in the Journal of Management & Organization.