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?

November 2010


Today’s News Roundup includes a dispatch on the opening of the Focus on Flexibility conference, a blog post examining the “marathon” workforce, and a report on Google’s innovative workplace policies aimed at employee retention.


Today’s News Roundup includes an essay on the business case for workplace flexibility and an article on the challenges of working from home.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the passage of telework legislation, a report exploring the relationship between wealth and retirement age, and an examination of marriage.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on an innovative flexible work system in the UK, an essay on work-life balance in the Netherlands, and a study showing that women working in stressful jobs and workplaces face a higher risk of heart attack than women working in less stressful jobs and workplaces.   


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on a bipartisan plan to reduce the deficit that involves raising the retirement age and the results of a survey by the American Psychological Association regarding stress.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an article about a new book on the subject of Deloitte’s approach to workplace flexibility, Katie Couric’s argument for paid sick days, and an essay on parenthood.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on October unemployment, the results of a study examining the approach of fathers to work and family balance, and a poll on vacation plans.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the increase of flexible work arrangements in Asia, a scientific examination of overwork, and an essay on motherhood, career and politics.