Chapter Meeting - Workplace Flexibility
|Date:||May 10, 2012, 8:30am – 10:30am|
|Organizer:||Columbia Gorge SHRM|
|Location:||United Methodist Church Fellowship Room (upstairs), 341 N Main Ave, White Salmon, WA 98672|
WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY: THE NEXT IMPERATIVE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS AND HR LEADERSHIP Presented by Lisa Horn, SHRM’s Senior Government Relations Advisor
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, we will learn how flexible work arrangements such as job sharing, flexible scheduling, phased retirement and telecommuting can drive employee engagement, productivity and retention, and benefit our organizations' bottom line. We will also examine key HR strategies for implementing flexibility, as well as legal issues to consider. And we will 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.
About the presenter:
Lisa Horn serves as the Co-Leader for SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative and partnership with the Families and Work Institute (FWI). She is responsible for the overall direction and 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, We Know Next.
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 audiences. Lisa also oversees the organization’s workplace flexibility public policy efforts and advises on the Society’s workplace flexibility educational offerings.
Prior to joining SHRM in 2004, 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.