|What You Can Do
Conduct a work-life needs assessment. National Work & Family Month is a great time to learn which work-life programs are working or not in such areas as:
• Workplace flexibility
• Paid time off
• Health and wellness
• Caring for dependents
• Financial support
• Community involvement
• Culture change initiatives
A simple, complimentary assessment available will help focus an organization's work-life communications, target program strengths and weaknesses, and give employees a range of strategies to cope with pressure both in and outside the workplace.
Launch new work-life initiatives. Add one new initiative in often-overlooked areas of work-life such as financial support and community involvement. For example, Pepsi Bottling Group successfully implemented HealthyMoney, a free program to help PBG’s 35,000 employees become empowered with the knowledge, tools and confidence to build life-long financial stability. Hospital Corporation of America’s Caring for the Community program engages employees by encouraging their charitable passions. An employee may take up to 24 hours of paid volunteer leave each year. When the employee adds just one more hour of personal time, HCA provides a $500 contribution to that organization. HCA also matches donations of up to $750 to a charity of the employee’s choice.
Celebrate and communicate the organization’s commitment to helping employees balance work and life. Send a communication from the CEO to all employees about the company’s commitment to work-life effectiveness. Update your website and intranet to include information about National Work & Family Month. Blog about work-life programs and include links to full descriptions. Additional ideas, templates and resources are available on awlp.org.
Share best practices by applying for work-life awards. Each year, AWLP recognizes best practices through the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award. Progressive organizations such as Accenture, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), U.S. Navy and more have all been recipients of the AWLP Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award.
At the individual level, the AWLP Work-Life Rising Star Award recognition is given to emerging work-life talent who demonstrate leadership and growing contributions to the work-life community.
At the organizational level, the AWLP Work-Life Seal of Distinction is designed to recognize employers who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and practices to help employees achieve success in work-life effectiveness.
Commit to culture change – To date, more than 100 human resources practitioners have earned their WLCP® credential from the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®. Designees now have the strategic knowledge and change management skills needed to design and implement work-life effectiveness.
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Download our logo and link your employee intranet or website to initiate discussion in the workplace about work-life effectiveness programs and policies all year long.
Download Email Signature for Your Use
Change your email signature to include the official logo of National Work & Family Month, and raise awareness about this celebration throughout your organization.
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Categories of Work-Life Effectiveness (PDF)
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