Recent Articles on Corporate Voices

Workplace Flexibility

Employer Perspectives on Flexibility with an Hourly Workforce In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, Corporate Voices for Working Families, WFD Consulting, World at Work, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Twiga Foundation conducted focus groups with employers in specific sectors of the economy to understand their experiences and results with implementing flexibility. read more »

Business Impacts of Flexibility

Business Impacts of Flexibility: An Imperative for Expansion represents for the first time the weight of evidence companies themselves have collected about the positive business impacts of flexibility.  Drawing on internal organizational research and information from 28 American firms, this report provides evidence that employers can gain tremendous benefit from providing flexibility in when and how work gets done. read more »

Most Young People Lack Critical Skills for Success

Most Young People Entering the U.S. Workforce Lack Critical Skills Essential for Success As the baby boom generation slowly exits the U.S. workplace, a new survey of leaders from a consortium of business research organizations finds the incoming generation sorely lacking in much needed workplace skills—both basic academic and more advanced “applied” skills, according to a report released today. read more »

Workplace Lactation

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to provide a reasonable break time and a sanitary, private place for nonexempt nursing mothers to pump milk at work. Corporate Voices for Working Families has re-launched this online workplace lactation toolkit to give employers high-quality resources and tools to comply with this new federal requirement, and to help them establish successful workplace lactation programs that work for all workers, including lower-wage and hourly employees. read more »