April 17, 2012

New Report on Paid Family & Medical Leave!

The Center for American Progress (CAP) just released a new report (April 12, 2012) documenting the need for a national paid family and medical leave program.  The report, “The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security,” explains how – “though it may seem counterintuitive – providing paid family and medical leave when people cannot work due to caregiving responsibilities actually helps keep people employed. Read the rest.

March 1, 2012

2011 Winning Workplaces

We know that creating a family-forward workplace takes courage and leadership.  We also know that Oregon families – and businesses – do better when workplaces are flexible.  And in the 21st century, it’s THE way to work. That’s why, each year, we bring the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Sloan Award) to […]

February 21, 2012

Support SB 1548 – The Fair Employment Opportunity Act

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February 21, 2012

The Fair Employment Opportunity Act Passes!

The Urban League and Family Forward Oregon partnered to support this victory for Oregonians who want to work! We don’t think people who are not currently in the workforce should be shut out of certain jobs simply because they’re not currently employed. Discriminating actions like that just aren’t the way to get unemployed Oregonians working again.

November 11, 2011

Workplace Flexibility: The New Imperative for Business Success and HR Leadership

Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy to leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce.  In this session, you will learn how flexible work arrangements such as job sharing, flexible scheduling, phased retirement, and telecommuting can drive employee engagement, productivity, retention, and benefit your organization’s bottom line.

When: December 14, 2011 | 11:30 am – 1 pm

Where: Double Tree Hotel, 100 NE Multnomah, Portland OR

Hosted by Portland Human Resources Management Association

November 8, 2011

Oregon’s Sloan Award winners announced!

The Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility is a prestigious national award that recognizes employers across the country that have successfully integrated flexible policies and practices to meet both business and employee goals. Learn more about Oregon’s 2011 Sloan Award winners.

October 31, 2011

Paid sick leave in San Francisco

4 out of 10 workers in the U.S. lack any paid sick days.  But not in San Francisco.  Learn more about how San Francisco led the way on paid sick days.

October 28, 2011

Military Child Care

We need look no further than the U.S. military for an idea of how child care could look.  Low-cost and high-quality?  Yes, sir.