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Introduction to Work-Life Effectiveness — Successful Work-Life Programs to Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees

Understand the Impact of Work-Life Effectiveness

This course describes the total rewards model and highlights the work-life element of total rewards. The work-life portfolio is introduced and each of the seven categories of support for work-life effectiveness are examined. Best practices and exemplary programs are discussed.

  • Address the growing need to create workplace flexibility.
  • Discover creative uses for paid and unpaid time off.
  • Find out what organizations can do to alleviate stress related to caring for dependents while promoting productivity in the workplace.
  • Discover the value of well-planned health and wellness programs.
  • Identify financial support programs employers can use to cultivate a positive workforce.
  • Learn the advantages of encouraging good corporate citizenship through community involvement programs.
  • Explore how to build a rewarding working environment on all levels.

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W1 - Introduction to Work-Life Effectiveness: Successful Work-Life Programs to Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees
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What You Will Learn

Total Rewards and Work-Life

  • Trends impacting the workforce
  • Total rewards
  • The strategic approach to work-life
  • Work-life
  • Stakeholders involved in work-life initiatives
  • Factors for successful work-life initiatives
  • Exercise

Creating Workplace Flexibility

  • Defining workplace flexibility
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Impact of workplace flexibility programs
  • Case studies - exemplary programs

The Creative Use of Paid and Unpaid Time Off

  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Impact of paid and unpaid time off programs
  • Prevalence of paid and unpaid time off programs
  • Case studies - exemplary programs

Caring for Dependents

  • Shifting workforce demographics
  • Caring for dependents
  • Business impact of working caregivers
  • Impact of supporting dependent care
  • Case studies - exemplary programs

Supporting Health and Wellness

  • Supporting health and wellness
  • Resiliency
  • A culture of health and wellness
  • Incentives
  • Impact of health and wellness initiatives
  • Case studies - exemplary programs

Financial Support

  • Financial support
  • Impact of financial support programs
  • Case studies - exemplary programs

Community Involvement

  • Community involvement
  • Impact of community involvement programs
  • Case studies - exemplary programs

Culture Change Initiatives

  • Organizational culture
  • Culture change initiatives
  • Case studies - exemplary programs
Who Should Register
This course is intended for professionals with an interest in and responsibility for work-life programs that are designed to attract, motivate and retain employees. This includes human resource professionals as well as work-life and business leaders.
How to Register
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 Course Credits
WLCP: Required
Recertification: 2 course, .5 exam;
: 1.5 course, .3 exam
PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours: 16 (classroom)
 Course Book Amendments

Certification Exam: W1
Exam Requirements
Work-Life Certified Professional
This is a required exam to obtain a WLCP.


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