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Teleworkers More Motivated to Pursue Wellness on Their Own, Compared to Office Employees

Among the nearly two-thirds of full-time U.S. employees who say they do not participate in a workplace wellness program, teleworkers are more likely to pursue wellness options on their own compared to their office-based counterparts. However, about 45 percent of all employees – no matter where they work – do not participate in wellness-related activities either through their workplace or individually. […]

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“Want to Work Less?” All Hands Go Up. “But, You’ll Make Less Money” Most Hands Go Down

Carlos Slim and the founders of Google have identified very real challenges. They should be applauded for starting an important conversation. But any wholesale reduction or reconfiguration of the workweek will require new approaches to compensation, updated employment legislation, and revised team management processes, benefits calculations and internal cost accounting rules to succeed. That will be a heavy lift.
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FMLA Turns 20: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This morning, when I appeared on the CoHealth Checkup Radio Show to discuss “Resolving Work vs. Life Conflict,” hosts Fran Melmed and Carol Harnett asked me what I thought about the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turing 20 years old.
My response covered the good, the bad and the ugly […]

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Role of HR and Flexibility– What Do You Think?

Later this week, I facilitate a session at the FWI/SHRM Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond Conference entitled “HR and the Business: Strategic, Co-Owners of Flexibility.” My goal is to help each participant answer the question, “What role does/should HR play in making flexibility in the way work is done part of the culture and business strategy of an organization?” But I’d also like to know what you think, so please take a minute to answer the question below. […]

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