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LEAD Center Presents on Workplace Flexibility at NAWDP Conference

May 23, 2013

This week, Barbara Wleklinski, LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, and Elizabeth Jennings, LEAD Center Assistant Project Director, led a workshop titled "The Business Case for Workplace Flexibility" at the Annual National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Conference.

Workplace Flexibility offers employers recruitment and retention strategies to meet the needs of employees of all ages, professions, and income level, including Veterans, mature workers, and individuals with disabilities.  Practical Workplace Flexibility strategies identify changes to the manner in which an employee works while mutually ensuring that the needs of both employer and employee are met. Workplace Flexibility has been proven to increase productivity, loyalty, and retention, while creating a more inclusive work environment and reducing costs

In the workshop, participants reviewed the positive impact Workplace Flexibility options have for both employee and employer and how workforce professionals can use relevant resources to facilitate Workplace Flexibility strategies. The workshop aimed to increase participants' understanding of the business case for and value of Workplace Flexibility and offer tools and resources to provide effective Workplace Flexibility strategies to employers and employees.