Working Mother has declared the third Tuesday of National Work and Family Month, National Flex Day. As the first year noting this momentous occasion, tomorrow is National Flex Day, a day to promote the "power of flexible work arrangements."
The Importance of Flex Time
Earlier this year, Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers released their annual survey 50 Best Law Firms for Women. One of the overwhelming factors that set the firms on the list apart was the availability of flex time and reduced hours.
If your company has been reluctant to recognize flex time as an option for employees, it's time that it does. A recent study by the Working Mother Research Institute shows the benefits of flex time: 80% of respondents noted increased productivity; 77% of respondents noted increased morale and motivation; and 76% had increased loyalty and commitment to their employer.
FindLaw Celebrates National Flex Day
In honor of National Flex Day, we're doing a roundup of some our best articles on flex time and telecommuting:
FindLaw has dissected reports on what make up the "best" law firms and distilled them to share what makes these firms stand apart.
Tips on taking a look at existing company policies and determining whether they actually help, or hurt, working moms.
Looks at ways companies can stop the brain drain of female talent and put a stop to the "Opt Out" revolution.
What you can do to advance your career while taking a "time out."
Tips for deciding what career path is right for you.
Flex time can help with the growing expense of child care.
Tips for working out of the office more effectively.
FindLaw's reference on all things telecommuting.
Is your company recognizing National Flex Day? How does it deal with flex time issues? Let us know on Facebook at FindLaw for Legal Professionals.
- What Really Works: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Workplace Flexibility (Working Mother Research Institute)
- Marissa Mayer Defends No-Telecommuting Call: Should Firms Follow? (FindLaw's Strategist Blog)
- Telecommuting? Not Always Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (FindLaw's U.S. Tenth Circuit Blog)
- FindLaw's Corporate Counsel Center (FindLaw)