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Don’t wait for emergency to make flexibility routine

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by Kathryn Oliver Kadilak

If you think your work/life effort is complete so long as your organization helps its employees with child care, elder care and flexible work hours, it might be time to update your definitions.

Work/life programs bring value not only to employees but also to organizations. If you’ve got a good one, chances are you’ll see benefits the next time your company faces an emergency.

Work/life is quickly becoming something much larger than an HR function to help employees balance job and family. As technology evolves, work/life programs—especially flexibility options such as telework and compressed workweeks—are becoming part of many organizations’ strategic plans. It’s already happening in the federal government. What U.S. agencies are learning may help you.

Crossing boundaries

Federal officials are taking a hard look at ways to ensure that the government continues to operate during the next em...(register to read more)

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