When Work Works, a project of SHRM, is a nationwide initiative that brings research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice. Since its inception in 2003, When Work Works has partnered with an ever-expanding group of communities from around the country to share rigorous research and employer best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility; inspire local employers to create more flexible and effective workplaces to benefit both business and employees; and recognize exemplary employers through the When Work Works Award and local community events. SHRM gives special thanks to the Families and Work Institute (FWI) as the originator of When Work Works. FWI has helped inform unprecedented improvements for countless employers and employees. Visit us at www.whenworkworks.org.
Use these resource materials below to assist you in developing business strategies to maximize employee potential and bottom line strategies for “win-win” results in California.
Employee Benefits in California: Flexible Work Arrangements
The purpose of the Employee Benefits in California series is to identify the benefits California organizations provide to their employees and determine if they leverage these benefits for recruitment and retention. In this research, California data are compared with national data. The series consists of the following six parts: 1) wellness initiatives, 2) flexible work arrangements, 3) health care, 4) leveraging benefits to retain employees, 5) leveraging benefits to recruit employees, and 6) communicating benefits.
Alternative Workweek Schedules in California
California Labor Code §511 and most of the current Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders provide for alternative workweek schedules. An alternative workweek schedule means any regularly scheduled workweek requiring an employee to work more than eight hours in a 24-hour period.
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Employers in the U.S.: Five Surprising Trends
As the United States moves slowly out of the worst recession it has experienced since the Great Depression, how have employers responded?
National Study of Employers
The National Study of Employers is an ongoing study of employers with 50 or more employees conducted by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and released in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is the most comprehensive study being conducted today of employer programs, policies and practices for supporting employees’ work and personal lives.
What is an Effective Workplace?
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Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not merely survive, but to thrive. To be truly effective, a workplace—its design, practices and policies—must benefit both the organization and its employees.
Flex and the Bottom Line
The first step towards getting your flexibility and effective workplace initiative implemented is to make the business case. Download this infographic to help make your case and see what kind of success other organizations have experienced as a result of using workplace flexibility.