Resources for Workplace Practice

The WFRN serves as a venue for reliable scholarship that can inform workplace practice, including the efforts of human resource professionals and those interested in enhancing organizational effectiveness.

If you are a human resource professional or are interested in identifying ways that organizations might best respond to family concerns, you can locate a wealth of information on the website by examining Resources in the main menu bar.

Located to the right of this page is a search function that helps practitioners retrieve publications that focus on specific topics or concerns. Rather than sifting through all of the resources that are available, the search function provides a means of filtering information.

If you are searching for a specific term, such as “flexible work arrangements”, enter that phrase in the “Search Terms” box.  Alternately, a more capacious search can be performed by leaving the Search Terms box empty and selecting from a broad set of topics, such as, “Scheduling, Leave and Flexible Work.”  The search can be further narrowed by limiting the retrieval to pages classified as being of value to particular Stakeholder Groups, such as, “Workplace Practitioners.”

Sometimes practitioners do not know the specific information they need, but they know the types of information that might potentially be of value. Below are some resource types that may be of particular interest.

Research Spotlights

Interviews with leading scholars translate their study findings into practical advice can be found here.

Family Responsive Employers

Recognition of family responsive employers and promising practices can be found here.


Members of the WFRN, leaders in the work-family community of scholars, can potentially partner with your organization to evaluate needs and effective responses.  You can search for an expert that meets your interests here.