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Create presentation aimed at convincing an employer to offer family-friendly programs for employees. Suggestions for topics to include are listed below:
 Impacts on absence
 Turnover
 Organizational commitment
 Job satisfaction
 Motivation
 Other relevant terms
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Family Friendly workplace is whose policies make it possible for employees to more easily balance family/work environment and to fulfill both their family and work obligations.
Many reasons exist nowadays to create a family-friendly workplace. This type of environment attracts, motivates, and retains employees, increases employee satisfaction and maintains employee productivity. This type of environment came about due to more and more women entering the workforce. The roles of men and women are also merging together more and more.
Policies discussed below may not all apply to all industries or organizations:
1) Flextime: modifications in start and end times
a. Compressed workweek: 9/80 or 4/10
b. Telework: working from home or another site
c. Remote work: working from different location with limited presence at regular ...

Solution Summary

Family-friendly policies helps both employers and employees and it is a win-win situation. These policies help provide means to keep a balance between work and family because it is important to give both equal time to be satisfied oneself but to bring a motivational and productive next generation as well.

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After reading the background materials, you have been introduced to a number of ways to influence employee productivity. However, according to articles in USA Today and HRMagazine, some family-friendly programs are not providing the promised results:
Armour, S. (2003, October 20). More companies downsize family-friendly programs; No longer needed to keep workers: [FINAL Edition]. USA Today, p. A.01. Retrieved August 28, 2007, from National Newspapers (27) database. (Document ID: 427189741).
Wells, S. J. (2007, Oct). Are you too family friendly? HRMagazine, 52/10, 34-39.
What is going on here? Were the promises of these programs lies? Unnecessary?
Assignment Expectations:
After reading the articles, respond to the following questions citing background materials, the case articles, and any other resources that you find to support your position as a human resource manager:
? Would you recommend adding or eliminating these types of programs to your organization's benefits program?
? Do these types of programs influenced productivity?
? Where might they be more or less appropriate (what industries, when, etc.)?
? Should you have policies in place that only a few might take advantage or benefit from?

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