We want to provide links to others who are talking about issues involving working families and other important topics. And we hope this helps us create a community where participants will join us in a conversation. But in blogging as in life there are no absolute guarantees. So Corporate Voices for Working Families takes no responsibility for any of the content or opinions expressed by others who appear on our blogroll.

4 Responses to “About Our Blogroll”

  1. Pat Says:

    Rob can you help me get the word out about an event we are holding in Chicago on Dec 10th, 2008
    The Styate of Illinois is reaching out to employers and Human Resources Executives regarding a special meeting “Supporting Caregiver Employees While Increasing Profitability” held on December 10, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration is limited to only 50 employers and cost is a reasonable $50.00 that includes lunch.

    In 2004, over 1 million Illinoisans provided care to a family member, ranking our state 6th nationally. It is estimated that family caregivers comprise 13 percent of the national workforce and that 62 percent of this population have had to adjust their work life as a result. Consequently, businesses can lose as much as $34 billion dollars each year due to employees’ need to care for loved ones.

    To support the working caregiver and ensure that employers maintain a stable workforce, the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, AARP and the Illinois Department on Aging are sponsoring a workshop specifically dealing with the challenges facing employers of working caregivers. Details are below:

    “Supporting Caregiver Employees While Increasing Profitability”

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with Networking Lunch

    Marriott Chicago Downtown

    540 North Michigan Avenue

    Chicago, IL

    Call the Silver Connections office for more information 847-462-8266 and for registration form

    Keynote Speaker will be Melissa Isaacson, Sports Writer for the Chicago Tribune and a caregiver to her parents who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

    Pat O’Dea-Evans, RN, LCPC and COO of Paxem, Inc will moderate a panel with Past Honorees of AARP’s “Best Employers Program” will share their innovative caregiver employee policies during the morning panel presentation. The panel will include: Argonne National Laboratory, Rush-Copley Aurora; Blue Cross Blue Shield and Centers for New Horizons. Type A Learning Agency, recipient of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Business Workforce Flexibility will also participate on the panel.

    The afternoon session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in focus groups on the following topics:

    Ø Employee Assistance Programs;

    Ø Long Term Care Insurance;

    Ø Flex Options;

    Ø How Managers Can Support Caregiving Employees; and,

    Ø What Employees Need To Help Better Manage Their Caregiving Responsibilities and Their Careers.

    This is an excellent opportunity for networking, examining working caregiver issues, and identifying ways to balance the needs of working caregivers while increasing profitability.

    Please refer to the enclosed brochure for registration information or call the Silver Connections office for more information 847-462-8266

  2. Madhurima Says:

    My area of research is Work Life Balance and i came across this blog. I would like to know how i can contribute to this community through my writings.As am currently a PhD student, am looking for all types of information on WLB. Are there other networks also?
    Thank you…
    Will keep reading corporate voices:)

  3. Hello,

    I’d like to get on your blogroll. I run a company called Bettermen Solutions, which specializes in the specific work life balance challenges which men/father’s face.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Cameron Phillips

  4. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. I am always privileged to be a part of the bigger picture in helping working families.

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