Tag: economy

  • Benefit from Flexibility

3 Industries Poised to Benefit from Flexibility

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

A few entire industries stand out for the potential to benefit wide swaths of the workforce by exploring opportunities in flex.

Why We Want Work Flexibility: Economic Prosperity

By |August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Why We Want Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

Here’s how work flex promotes economic prosperity, from the perspective of our 1 Million for Work Flexibility community.

Portable Benefits Bill Aims to Help Temporary, Freelance, and Other Flex Workers

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Gig Economy, Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

In May, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act

Remote Work Benefits Rural Economies and Communities

By |July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , , , , , |

By hiring remote workers in small rural communities, businesses expand their recruiting pool— and rural economies get a boost.

Janet Yellen: Change Policies to Bring Women into Workforce

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Having more women in the U.S. labor force boosts the economy and improves working conditions for all, according to Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen.

  • digital age

Take 5: Daniel Arnold on Flexible Work in the Digital Age

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr. Daniel Arnold helped organize an interdisciplinary conference on “Flexible Work in the Digital Age", focused on work flexbility and work-life balance.

  • Heather Boushey

Author Insights: Heather Boushey on the Economics of Work-Life Conflict

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Heather Boushey's research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being.

Change Has To Start With Demand

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

Real estate is a deal-based business, with necessarily lumpy talent requirements. So the argument for flexibility in real estate investment talent begins with the interests of the investor.

  • Wingham Rowan

Take 5: Wingham Rowan on the Flexible Labor Market

By |April 4th, 2016|Categories: Expert Interviews, Gig Economy|Tags: , , |

Director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, author, and TED speaker Wingham Rowan draws a link between flexible work and modern financial markets.

How Telecommuting Benefits Rural Communities

By |October 30th, 2015|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , , |

Telecommuting helps workers from all walks of life, but a specific segment of the workforce that benefits is people living in rural areas.