The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is a think tank dedicated to helping organizations create inclusive cultures that advance diversity and flexibility to attract and retain top talent.
The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility.
Many organizations offer vastly different flex and leave benefits to employees at different levels of seniority and with different responsibilities. For example, at a number of law firms, attorneys have access to better flexibility and leave policies than professional staff. Given the integral role that staff plays at companies and firms, we recommend that organizations make their formal flex and leave policies more widely available to staff in order to promote higher satisfaction and retention rates …providing flexibility to all employees is important to realizing your organization’s inclusion objectives…
The Spotlight on Flex showcases professionals from member organizations who exemplify personal and professional success while working a flexible schedule.
DLA Piper (Boston, MA)
“The firm is, and always has been, very supportive of attorneys to work flexibly – they are quite transparent about it. DLA Piper has policies in place and encourages attorneys to utilize them. I had a lot of confidence when I approached the idea to work a reduced hours schedule because I knew the firm was committed to it. It was really more of a personal question about what would work for me, rather than what would work for the firm. I wasn’t concerned about the reaction to my change in schedule because I knew everyone would be supportive…
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