Tag: Workplace Flexibility

EntertainHR: Olympian Tori Bowie’s Pregnancy-Related Death and the Pervasiveness of Implicit Bias

American track and field champion Tori Bowie recently died suddenly from complications related to childbirth. The three-time Olympian, who was once known as one of the fastest women in the world, hadn’t been seen for several days when the local police department sent deputies to her Florida home as part of a welfare check. When […]

The Rise of the Nonlinear Workday

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed so many aspects of everyday life, not least of all in the workplace. The explosion in remote work is perhaps the most obvious example, but that foundational shift has also had repercussions in other areas of work life. Goodbye to the 9-to-5 One example of this is the rise […]

Faces of HR: Marci Haabestad on Creating Strong HR Functions, Staying Curious & the Skills Revolution

For our latest Faces of HR profile, we connected with Marci Haabestad, Interim CHRO of HireVue – a talent experience platform designed to automate workflows and make scaling hiring easy – to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, best mistake,  as well as the value of workplace flexibility. “While […]

How Matt Bahl is Shaking Up HR with Empathy & Support

Matt Bahl has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for nearly a decade. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Matt to discuss how he got his start in the industry, his biggest influences, as well as his “best mistake” and what he learned from it. “First off, […]

Adding Flexibility to Your Organization: Trends to Watch

Creating work/life balance for employees, enhancing worker morale, and attracting a talented workforce are just a few reasons why the majority of employers across the country are creating and utilizing flexible work arrangements in their organization. According to Flexible Work Arrangements, a survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 94% of employers […]

Want to keep employees? Consider the reasons they quit

It may be a cliché to say employees are an employer’s greatest asset. But if that weren’t true, it wouldn’t be a cliché and employers wouldn’t focus so much attention on retaining their best and brightest. The reasons behind an employee’s decision to leave a job depend on each individual’s situation, but new research identifies […]

Employers, employees see work-life balance through different lenses

Think your employees are satisfied with their work-life balance? They may be, but a recent survey signals they may not be as satisfied as you think. WorkplaceTrends.com, a human resources research portal, and CareerArc, a recruitment and outplacement firm, released their 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study in February. The survey of 1,087 professionals—both employed and those […]

Flex Arrangements—Outmoded Laws Are a Chokehold

Fortney is a co-founder of law firm Fortney & Scott, LLC in Washington, DC, and is editor of the Federal Employment Law Insider. He made his remarks about FWAs at SHRM’s Employment Law and Legislative Conference, held recently in the nation’s capitol. What Are Flexible Workplace Arrangements? First, says Fortney, here are the typical alternatives […]

Taxmageddon on the Horizon?

What’s Taxmageddon? Taxmageddon comes at the end of 2012, when the payroll tax and unemployment benefits extension ends and at the same time we’re likely to need another debt limit increase. If no action is taken, there will be dramatic cuts in spending that are built into the federal budget process, Aitken says. Aitken offered […]