Improve your business; give your employees more flexibility

February 8, 2012 by  

The Grater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management are presenting the seminar ‘Workplace flexibility: the next imperative for business success and HR leadership’ on February 29. The seminar will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick from 8-10:30 am. Tickets are $25.

The keynote speaker will be Lisa Horn from the SHRM Workplace Flexibility Initiative. There will also be a panel of the winners of the Sloan Award for Excellence in Effective and Flexible Workplaces who will share their best practices and illustrate examples of their success.

The way businesses are run is constantly changing and HR professionals are beginning to realize that everyone cannot be treated the same. Everyone works better under different circumstances and these days flexibility seems to be the key to a happy workforce. That flexibility can be in the hours worked, location of work (such as the opportunity to work from home when necessary) and how the work itself is performed. Allowing everyone to work in the way they do their best work can only raise company morale and help make the company successful.

Flexibility is one way to raise company morale. Another way to raise morale is to acknowledge your employees successes. Many Providence County businesses, including those in Johnston, arrange with local printing companies to have items such as employee-of-the-month plaques or posters. These are usually posted in public areas of the company.
In this economy, it is in the best interest of everyone to ensure that your staff is happy and doing the best job they can.