Archived: Diversity Web Seminar on Work/Life: How Workplace Diversity Benefits From Flexible Work Options

Workplace diversity should includeflexible work optionsand for good reason.Research has shown that by helping employees manage their time for work and life goals, employers gain a more productive, satisfied and loyal workforce. But what are the critical best practices you need to run a successful work/life program


In DiversityInc’s work/life diversity web seminar, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Barbara Frankel moderates a panel of executives who discuss how top-performing companies are using work/life strategies to improve business, improve workplace diversity, and attain their diversity and inclusion goals.

The panel consists of Barbara Adachi, national managing principal, women’s initiatives,Deloitte(No. 8 in the 2012DiversityInc Top 50); Shaun Hawkins, chief diversity officer,Eli Lilly(No. 29); and Charlotte Hawthorne, consultant, work life and diversity, Eli Lilly.

Those who watch this 90-minute diversity web seminar on work/life (also available as a downloadable PDF) will learn the following about workplace diversity:

  • The data correlation between work/life programs and retention and promotion rates
  • How Deloitte utilizes a corporate lattice, rather than a corporate ladder, to increase overall engagement to 90 percent and a potential 150 percent growth in revenue
  • How employers can begin to tailor flexibility for employees and adapt for enhanced workplace diversity
  • What Eli Lilly does to reap the greatest benefits and address work/life abuse and inconsistency
  • How to evolve your corporate culture to have a more “flexible” mindset

For more on work/life best practices and workplace diversity, readSuccessful Career Paths for Women in Corporate SalesandPwC’s Maria Castan Moats Tells Her Story of Career Redemption.

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