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 articles about the relationship between decreased labor mobility on economic growth and an argument for expanding broadband access to improve the employment prospects of workers with a disability.   

 

Today’s News Roundup includes reactions to a Middle Class Task Force event that examined workplace flexibility, an article about the relationship between productivity and happiness, and a report on the phenomenon of rising corporate profits in an environment of high unemployment.   

 

Today’s News Roundup includes articles on the long-term unemployed, older workers and the rift between business and the Obama administration.  

 

Today’s News Roundup includes articles on a recent SHRM survey that found a decrease in the availability of workplace flexibility and articles about telework.  

 

Today’s News Roundup includes several essays on work and family and a discussion about the need for workplace flexibility to balance the demands of religion and the workplace.  

Today's News Roundup includes a report on telework in the federal government and a reaction to the June 2010 BLS employment report.