NewsRoundup

The Roundup will be brought to you in July and August by the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), an international membership organization for interdisciplinary work and family academics. The WFRN welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. The Roundup is a compilation of the latest news articles, reports and other materials related to workplace flexibility delivered to your inbox on Monday and Thursday. In the fall, the WFRN will launch its new website which will include a News Feed among other features. We hope that you will get involved as a member and by posting the latest news. Questions?

Today’s News Roundup includes a feature on the future of the four-day workweek and survey data on remote workers.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article in support of telework and survey results that suggest a link between access to technology and overwork.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the strategies advanced by the CDC to limit the spread of swine flu and notes from a conference panel on balancing a career in journalism with family.

Today’s News Roundup includes insight into the relationship between well-being and workplace flexibility and a report on the employment benefits valued by Generation Y.

Today’s News Roundup includes strong support from the editorial pages of the Boston Globe for sick leave and the “2009 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work,” a report published by the Families and Work Institute that highlights flexible workplaces. 

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on phased retirement and a report on the National Vacation Summit convened to discuss the various benefits of taking time off from work.

Today’s News Roundup includes an essay in support of paid family leave and a report about innovative Flexible Work Arrangements.