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?

September 2009

Today’s News Roundup includes a special report on the work-family dilemma that confronts mothers and fathers in the military and a blog post on how technology is transforming work.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on O.P.M. Chief John Berry’s support for telework and several reports on the implications of the Great Recession for employment in America.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report that examines the relationship between the workplace and wellness and an article on how the Great Recession is causing many women to seek to return to the workplace.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article about how some businesses are preparing for flu season and a couple of surveys on careers and well-being.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the shortcomings of the GDP as a measure of economic growth and social progress and the announcement from Barack Obama of his intent to nominate Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Today’s News Roundup includes a column that explores the effects of the economic recession on job security and satisfaction and an article that examines the recent increase in the employment of older workers.

Today’s News Roundup includes several prognostications about the “future or work,” a blog post by two members of the WF2010 staff, and a radio braodcast about the increasing importance of work-life balance to men.

Today’s News Roundup includes updates from across America on paid sick leave legislation and reports on how the recession has affected the demographics of the labor force.

Today’s News Roundup includes a strategy for expanding telework, an article on telework-life balance, and a defense of vacation.