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Forté Foundation Virtual Corporate
researching potential employers make your first stop the Virtual Corporate
Neighborhood, where you can learn about Forté sponsors’ policies and
An American Imperative
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.”
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.
Provides individuals with tools and strategies to manage their work+life fit
50/50: How Working Couples Can Have it
All by Sharing it All” – by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
- Learn from the experiences of others. Women talk about the challenges and
their strategies for a living a full life. Plus, you’ll find some helpful
resources for making it all work.
- Work+Life “Fit”:
Restoring Hope that You Can Work and Have a Life. Listen to a recent Forté webinar that
will not only restore hope, but give you concrete action steps for success.
[Note: Premium Member access
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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:
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
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.
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.