iwin welcomes its 35th Innovative Employer Roundtable Partner, GE. Read about the Roundtable here.
iwin partners with Corporate Voices for Working Families in their National Workplace Flexibility Campaign. As an Outreach Partner, iwin is reaching out to businesses to sign the Statement of Support for Expanding Workplace Flexibility. By signing the Statement of Support, businesses express their support for flexibility principles in their organizations and in the wider business community. Read about the campaign here.
Jennifer Swanberg participates in the White House's Focus on Flexibility conference, which focused on the demographic and economic changes transforming work and family, as well as effective business practices and practical public policy solutions to support workplace flexibility.
Jennifer Swanberg briefs policy advisors at the US Dept of Labor and Women's Bureau on flexibility for low-wage workers.
Lynn Bertsch presents at the Bluegrass SHRM's chapter meeting. Details on her presentation, Employee Engagement, 21st Century Style here.
Jess Miller presents research findings from the Latino Farmworker Health Project at the American Public Health Association's annual conference focusing on Social Justice.
iwin welcomes its 32nd and 33rd Partners to the Innovative Employer Roundtable: Kentucky Community & Technical College System and Hilliard Lyons. Afull list of Partners is available here.
iwin becomes an approved provider for Bluegrass State Skills Corp trainings. Search their database here.
Jennifer Swanberg is honored at UK Work-Life Supervisor of the Year Luncheon. For info about the winner and nominees for the 2010 Supervisor of the Year Award visit the website. To view a video stream of the event click here (see minute 31.15 for Jennifer's recognition).
iwin hosts is largest Roundtable to date with 65 attending employer partners! Details on the Roundtable here.
iwin's Meredith Wells-Lepley presents on "Creating Healthy Workplaces" at the KY SHRM 26th annual conference. Details here.
iwin's Lynn Bertsch presents at the KY Society for Certified Public Accountants meeting. Details here.
iwin's Lynn Bertsch presents about iwin at the Kentucky Apprenticeship Conference.
The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility recognize 32 Kentucky companies for their innovative workplace practices around workplace flexibility. Details here.
iwin's Jennifer Swanberg is interviewed for an article, "Fighting the Myth: Old Dog No New Tricks," about the value older workers bring to the workplace. Read it here.
iwin welcomes Meredith Wells-Lepley, PhD to its team as Research Consultant.
iwin welcomes Denise Emmert to its team as Project Coordinator.
iwin wishes its acclaimed project coordinator, Meghan Purdy, good luck as she embarks on her graduate degree schooling. She was honored with a cake baked and decorated by iwin staff. Pictures available here.
iwin's Lynn Bertsch presents at the Kentucky SHRM Virtual Symposium: We Know Next.
iwin's Jennifer Swanberg is an invited discussant at the Alfred P. Sloan's Workplace Flexibility: A means to an important end in New York.
iwin's Lynn Bertsch presents at the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration's conference: Healthcare, Social Media and Human Resources, What's Next?
iwin's Jennifer Swanberg is interviewed by Newsweek, discussing why companies are moving toward flex scheduling. Read the article here.
iwin's Jennifer Swanberg and Jess Miller present research findings from the Latino Farmworker Health Project at the National Institute for Farm Safety conference in Wilmington, NC. Read about the project here.
The Lexington Herald-Leader promotes iwin's Kentucky Aging Workforce Study. Through the summer, iwin is recruiting retail, manufacturing, professional services, hospitality and non-profit industry representatives to participate in focus groups. For more info, click here.
iwin begins collecting data for a white paper on cultures of health and wellness fostered by Kentucky companies. For more information about this project, click here.
iwin's Jess Miller writes in Business Lexington about why and how businesses can implement flexible work arrangements during the World Equestrian Games. Read it here.
Fifty-six Kentucky organizations are named finalists for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. As the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports, five were from the Greater Owensboro Area. Read it here.
iwin concludes its largest Innovative Employer Roundtable to date with over 45 attendees at UK's Hilary J. Boone Center. For more information about the Roundtable, click here.
iwin's staff becomes certified in the Center for Creative Leadership Assessment Suite. For more information about iwin's employee assessment offerings, please click here.
iwin's Lee Ann Walton and Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney's Phil Moloney are interviewed by WKYT about iwin and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Watch it here.
iwin's Dr. Jennifer Swanberg presents at the Society for Human Resource Managers' Benefits Bootcamp on April 20, 2010. Her presentation describes flexibility within the broader context of innovative workplaces. Read about the bootcamp here.
iwin's Jess Miller attends the first ever National Action Summit for Latino Worker Safety in Houston, TX. More information about this historic summit, sponsored by the DOL, OSHA, NIOSH and NIEHS, is available here.
iwin's Jennifer Swanberg gives a lecture entitled "Workplace Flexibility for Low-Wage Workers: Benefits for Employees and Employers" at University of Massachusetts Amherst's Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. Details here.
iwin's Lynn Bertsch is interviewed by WTVQ 36 about iwin and about the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Watch the interview here.
iwin's executive Director, Jennifer Swanberg is one of a small group of researchers and policy experts invited to participate in the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. Dr. Swanberg will present her research on flexibility for low wage hourly workers in order to inform national policy on the topic. Press release available here.Videos of all the breakout sessions available here.
iwin publishes research results from its UK Flexibility Study. Information on the project and access to the full report, University of Kentucky Workplace Supervisor Study are available here.
NPR publishes a three-part series on the end of the 9-5 workplace. Nine to Five No More details the benefits and barriers to workplace flexibility, but ultimately concludes, like iwin, that it is business imperative. Listen to it here:
Nine-to-Five No More: New Shifts for Labor (Series Preview)
Results Only Work Environment (ROWE)
Family-Friendly Shift Work
The KY Post, in Northern Kentucky, discusses iwin, workplace flexibility and Sloan Awards. Read it here.
iwin releases its first white paper on Creating Innovative Workplaces. Read it here.
Jennifer Swanberg attends the National Council on Aging Conference on behalf of iwin to receive the Elinda and Stephen Wing Intergenerational Internship Award. This award will support a young researcher’s work on issues salient to older workers. iwin will utilize this award to jumpstart its Kentucky Aging Workforce Study.Read about the study here.
iwin's Lee Ann Walton is interviewed by Owensboro's 71 monthly magazine about iwin and its involvement in promoting the Alfred P. Sloan Awards in Kentucky. Watch the interview here.
iwin's Lynn Bertsch is interviewed by the Bowling Green Area's Chamber Monthly Magazine about the business advantages of applying for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for workplace flexibility. Watch the interview here.
iwin's Lee Ann Walton publishes an article, "Innovation on a Dime" about the Alfred P. Sloan Awards in Business Lexington. Read it here.
iwin promotes the Alfred P. Sloan Awards in Western Kentucky. Read a press release about our efforts here.
iwin's Dr. Jennifer Swanberg and Jess Miller recently presented preliminary research findings at an ASHCA-NIOSH conference on protecting agricultural workers. Read about their research project here.