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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Check out all these great resources for employers!

Comment below to add any family-friendly employer resources

Families and Work Institute
Six criteria of effective workplaces with benefits to both employees and organizations

Families and Work Institute with Society for Human Resource Management, 2014
Data and trends in employer programs, policies, and practices

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) Employer Toolkit
Free tools to assess current policies and consider making changes

Families and Work Institute, 2015
Free, self-scoring tool comparing workplace flexibility policies to others in the same industry

Guide to Bold New Ideas (Free Searchable Tool)
Families and Work Institute
Profiles of “When Work Works” Award winners with descriptions of their programs and policies

Working Mother Magazine, 2015
List of winning companies with descriptions of their work-life benefits and policies

Kathy Kacher, Career/Life Alliance Services, Inc., 2012
Discusses the importance of providing tools and training for managers

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Guide to help employers assess needs and build a tailored, effective worksite wellness program.

University of Kansas, Community Toolbox
An overview of family-friendly policies, including when, how, and why to implement them. Suggests implementation steps and resources.

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Repository of work and family research and resources.

Research and resources on work/life issues and family-friendly policies.


Kenneth Matos, Families and Work Institute, 2016

Addresses challenges small organizations face in implementing flexibility

Trends in Workplace Flexibility
WorldatWork, 2015
Survey data on how employers are implementing flexibility

Organization offers free assistance in setting up flex schedules and telework programs (Denver region)


U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, 2015
Descriptions and examples of flexible arrangements to consider

Kenneth Matos and Eve Tahmincioglu for Families and Work Institute, 2015
Suggestions for increasing flexibility in manufacturing work, with examples


Kenneth Matos, Families and Work Institute, 2015
Guide with tips for HR professionals, managers, and teleworkers

U.S. General Services Administration, 2016
Resources and suggestions useful to managers in both the public and private sectors

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2015
Recorded 60-minute webinar available on demand through March 2016


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
Comprehensive resources and tool kit, including employer examples, to help employers comply with federal and Colorado laws


Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) Employer Toolkit
Options for supporting employees by providing referrals, direct services, or subsidies. Site also provides information on tax benefits to employers.


Website with resources on selecting an employee assistance program provider


CLASP and the National Partnership for Women and Families, 2015
Examples of employers offering paid family leave, including employers’ rationales

FMLA Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
Information on implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act

U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau
Infographic on employment and leave patterns

U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau
Infographic on employment patterns of mothers with children under 18

U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, 2015
Benefits of offering paid leave


CLASP, 2016
Benefits to employers, including examples

CLASP, 2013
Evidence supporting the connection between workplace safety and paid sick days, including costs to employers and the U.S. economy


CLASP, 2015
Benefits of providing stable, predictable schedules for lower-wage workers, with examples


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