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Forté Foundation Virtual Corporate Neighborhood
When researching potential employers make your first stop the Virtual Corporate Neighborhood, where you can learn about Forté sponsors’ policies and programs.
An American Imperative
Check the White House blog post by Avra Siegel, Special Assistant for the National Economic Council, titled Workplace Flexibility: An American Imperative. Avril writes, “workplace flexibility is a must-have to keep America competitive in a 21st century global economy.”
A new whitepaper available from FlexPaths presents the findings of virtual think tanks held in December 2010 exploring the business benefits of flexibility.
report from the Center for Work Life Policy finds that the long-term penalty
for women taking time out from their career has worsened since the recession. “Since the recession, the study found,
timeouts from a career for childcare or other reasons have become increasingly
unaffordable” and notes “69 percent of participants in the survey said they
wouldn’t have left if their companies had offered one or more specific
work-life balance options, such as reduced-hour schedules, job sharing,
part-time tracks, short unpaid sabbaticals, and flextime.
“Getting to 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have it All by Sharing it All” – by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
Forté Work-Life Balance
Having all of your work tools available at the flick of a finger can actually enhance your work/life balance. Many businesspeople are finding that the ability to check in from any location enables them to attend a soccer game and review that spreadsheet at the same time. These iPhone and iPad apps can help you stay connected:
The popular CRM solution is now available in a mobile form, giving marketing and sales leaders access to their contacts, leads and accounts on the go. And with Chatter Mobile, you can keep up with your team’s activities with a Facebook-like interface.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Getting the right amount of sleep is essential to keeping your work and life in balance. The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock App reported analyzes your sleep patterns and determine the most opportune time to wake you based on your body movements.
Forgot your presentation at the office? LogMeIn Ignition will give you easy access to the desktop of your work computer remotely. You can copy and paste between computers and even operate your computer remotely. Reviewers report that it’s surprisingly simple to set up.