Workplace Flexibility: A “Nice to Do”? No, A Business Imperative!

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This session will examine the workforce and workplace transformations driving the need for greater flexibility and how you can implement effective and flexible workplace strategies.
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As the economy begins to improve, surveys show that employees are anxious to identify the next great job/career opportunity. Is your organization prepared to retain top talent? Research suggests that implementing workplace flexibility can not only help organizations retain high performers, but can also compliment diversity and inclusion strategies, drive employee engagement, productivity and benefit your organization’s bottom line. Case studies of companies that have won the national Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for their innovative programs will also be highlighted. You will also hear about new resources and opportunities as a result of SHRM’s partnership with the Families and Work Institute, including the “When Work Works” initiative.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:45am to 12:00pm
Presenter: 

Lisa K. Horn

Lisa K.
Horn

As Director of Congressional Affairs, Lisa oversees and directs SHRM’s public policy activities on Capitol Hill on issues important to the HR profession.  Lisa also co-directs SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative and partnership with the Families and Work Institute (FWI).  She is responsible for the overall execution of the Society’s partnership with FWI, including outreach efforts to SHRM affiliates, development of products and services for the membership, and coordination with SHRM’s public relations campaign.

As a respected source for research and trend data on flexible work environments, Lisa is one of SHRM’s primary spokespeople on workplace flexibility, regularly interviewed by the media and sought out as a speaker for human resource and business audiences.

Since joining SHRM in 2004, Lisa has served as the organization’s chief lobbyist on health care and workplace flexibility public policy issues on Capitol Hill that impact the human resource profession.  Prior to joining SHRM, Lisa worked for the U.S. House of Representatives under former Representatives Bill Barrett (R-NE) and Tom Osborne (R-NE). A native Nebraskan, Lisa began her career as a senatorial aide in the Nebraska Legislature, while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Location: 
A301
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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