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2010




may 2010
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.

april 2010
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.

march 2010
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)
Work-Life Balance
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.

february 2010
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.

january 2010
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.