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If you find a link that doesn't work, or have a suggestion about a web site you would recommend we list here, please let us know either by e-mail to jkisela@comcast.net

We are indebted to Susan Seitel at Work & Family Connection, Inc. (publishers of Work & Family Newsbrief and Work & Family Trend Report) for permission to include links from her web site: www.workfamily.com., in our list.

These links are a service, but we cannot be liable for inaccuracies, typographical errors, etc. and we are not endorsing or recommending any of these organizations in any way. If you are interested in working with any linked organization you should use all possible means to check them out and assure yourself of their professionalism and legitimacy.

WORK-LIFE AND HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION

Topics:
Benefits
Caregivers
Children and families (including childcare)
College and university efforts
Company efforts
Federal efforts
Gender issues
General business links
Human Resource: General
HR related publications' websites
Labor
Nanny resources
Research reports
Shiftworkers
States' efforts
Telecommuting
Training
Work-life consultants

Benefits

Risk Management Group Inc.(RMGI) -- http://www.rmgi.biz
This consulting group specializes in benefits cost containment. They are nationally known for their managed disability concept that combines all lost time, including sick time, short term disability, long term disability, etc. into one cost containment system.

Benefits -- http://www.benefitslink.com
A huge and well-organized site dedicatied to everything possible about employee benefits.

Wealth Advisory Group -- http://www.e-wealthadvisors.com/
In addition to a comprehensive array of individual finanacial planning services, this group provides group benefit services.

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Caregivers

Bright Horizons Family Solutions-- http://www.brighthorizons.com
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the nationÕs leading provider of work-site child care, early education, and worklife consulting services. The company was founded in July 1998 in a merger of Boston-based Bright Horizons Inc. and Nashville-based CorporateFamily Solutions, the two leading companies in the industry, each with more than a decade of success. Bright Horizons Family Solutions manages Family Centers for more than 200 of the nationÕs leading employers, including 68 from the Fortune 500 and 40 that appear on Working Mother magazineÕs 1997 list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."
Recently Bright Horizons Family Solutions collaborated with W.M.Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, to conduct a survey of 400 corporations' commitment to work-life initiatives.

Caregiving -- http://www.caregiving.com
A monthly newsletter for those caring for aging relatives or other dependents, featuring caregiver of the year, caregivers club, etc., published by Denise Brown.

Family Caregiver Alliance -- http://www.caregiver.org

NACCRA -- http://www.naccra.net

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Children and families (including childcare)

Bright Horizons Family Solutions-- http://www.brighthorizons.com
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the nationÕs leading provider of work-site child care, early education, and worklife consulting services. The company was founded in July 1998 in a merger of Boston-based Bright Horizons Inc. and Nashville-based CorporateFamily Solutions, the two leading companies in the industry, each with more than a decade of success. Bright Horizons Family Solutions manages Family Centers for more than 200 of the nationÕs leading employers, including 68 from the Fortune 500 and 40 that appear on Working Mother magazineÕs 1997 list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."

Childcare Experts National Network - http://www.childcare-experts.org
Developed to help parents and employers access information on child development, childcare, early education, family support and dependent care resources from experts across the country. Will link you to a community-based resource and referral agency to help you discover a wide variety of family-related services.

Children, Youth & Family Consortium -- http://www.cyfc.umn.edu
The CYFC's close ties to Vice President Gore's series of Family Reunion meetings on the family and fathering, the media, work, and the upcoming meeting on education, means this site is not only a good source of information on all those topics, but on a whole range of topics related to families, and a link to other resources.

Childrens' Defense Fund "Stand for Children" -- http://www.stand.org
Find out how you can take a stand for children; share your experiences or learn what more you can do. But take advantage of the opportunity they give you to cut down on graphics. Even with high speed equipment this site takes a long time to load.

The Fatherhood Project -- http://www.fatherhoodproject.org
Jim Levine, Families and Work Institute's fatherhood guru, has included the introduction to his new book, "New Strategies for Balancing Work & Family" on the project's website, and a description of that book and others they've created. Together with Todd Pittinsky, Edward Pitt and others, he's been doing some innovative work to help awaken us to the role of fathers in the family and the impact of the workplace on that role.

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College and university efforts

Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations - http://www.bc.edu/cccr
This describes the services available to visitors of the site of this policy center for corporate citizenship, devoted to helping corporations and other organizations learn about best practices related to corporate social responsibility and corporate communty relations.

College and University Work/Family Association - http://www.cuwfa.org
"The mission of the College and University Work/Family Association is to provide leadership in facilitating the integration of work and study with family/personal life at institutions of higher learning. Our mission supports the broader goals of creating a healthy and productive environment for men and women across the life span and contributing to the well-being of future generations."

Ohio State University Extension - http://www.ag.Ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/lifetime/lt-top.html
A series of reports on topics such as childcare, child development, aging, single parents, parenting, time, stress and money management, safety, etc. etc., including questions and answers and links to other resources.

Purdue University's Work Life Efforts - http://catnip.cfs.purdue.edu/project.html
Ongoing projects on fathering, the American family, childcare, child wellbeing.

UCLA Working Parents Newsletter - http://www.childcare.ucla.edu/childcare/wpn.htm
Part of UCLA's childcare services, this is a newsletter directed at the needs of parents who are balancing work and family responsibilities.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - http://www.adp.unc.edu/hr/es/workfam.html
UNC's work family programs.

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Company efforts

Fel Pro's Work Family and Life Benefits - http://www.felpro.com/workfam.html

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Federal information

Communicate with Congress - http://www.nyx.net/~anon3210/
This site makes it easy to e-mail your thoughts, comments and questions to your elected representatives.

Congressional legislation - http://thomas.loc.gov
A complete record of proposed and passed Congressional legislation in both houses

Corporate Citizenship Resource Center - http://ttrcnew.ttrc.doleta.gov/citizen
Provides information on workplace policies that embody a commitment to family-friendly workplaces; economic security; training; employee involvement; and health and safety. Features message from Labor Secretary Robert Reich, principles of corporate citizenship, and profiles of companies that adhere to them.

Office of the American Workplace - http://www.fed.org/uscompanies/labor
The Labor Department's best practices clearinghouse. Profiles companies that illustrate best practices and behavior. Links to a library of material on company profiles, compensation, employee motivation and empowerment, international developments, etc.

The Womens' Bureau National Office - http://www.all-biz.com/count.html
The Working Women Count survey and results.

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Gender issues

Gender Work & Family - http://www.bsos.umd.edu/socy
The department of sociology at the University of Maryland, offers information about gender issues.

The National Organization for Women - http://www.feminist.org
News, information and educational material about womens' issues.

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General business links

The All Business Network - http://www.all-biz.com
This online resource has links with what seems to be hundreds of resources.

Business Resource Center - http://www.morebusiness.com
This site includes business news, free sample business documents, trade show calendars, etc.
CEO Express - http://www.ceoexpress.com
A comprehensive media site that has links to over 100 magazines and periodicals.

Women's Business Center - http://www.onlinewbc.com
A business site with lots of information on starting and running a business.

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Human Resources: General

AMA American Management Association - http://www.amanet.org
The AMA is a major supplier of training programs, books periodicals, and special reports relating to management in general. It has an impressive human resources division with a wide variety of materials available.

Gateway to the Internet - http://www.hri.eckerd.edu/about.html
Based at Eckerd College, this site has extensive information for sponsors, but there is a wealth of information for free by using the "guest login" feature.

Human Resources Institute - http://www.teleport.com/~erwilson/links.html
Inclues links to ListServes (electronic discussion groups) related to human resource issues, and companies with HR-related products and services.Society for

Human Resource Management - http://www.shrm.org
A valuable site, but have your membership number handy. Little is available here to non-SHRM members.

Canadian HR resources - http://htnews.idirect.com/hrnews/get/workandfamily.html
Canadian resource featuring news, human resources information, bulletin boards, chat rooms and events calendars. Hard to figure out who sponsors this one; it seems to be a result of a consortium of HR consultants, but none of whom except Sobeco Ernst & Young are apparent.

Lance A. Berger & Associates Ltd -http://www.voicenet.com/~iberger/index.himl
Lance Berger is the guru of change management from the human resources point-of-view. His latest book: Deengineering the Corporation has been popular with those disenchanted with the "fad-of-the month" style of management coming from senior levels of the organization.

Work Index - http://www.workindex.com
Work Index is collaboration between Cornell University's School of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Executivemagazine. This site provides the most powerful and targeted search capabilities available for human resource and workplace issues.

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HR related publications' websites

Employee Benefits News home page - http://ebn.ecommunications.com
News and trends in benefits and human resource management.

IOMA on the WEB - http://www.ioma.com
Set aside a half-day to browse this site. Business news from scores of sources, and hundreds of links.

Lance A. Berger & Associates Ltd -http://www.voicenet.com/~iberger/index.himl
Lance Berger, the guru of change management from the human resources point-of-view, produces a quarterly newsletter entitled The Change Manager, which features interviews with senior executives in organzations that have dealt effectively with change issues. His latest book: Deengineering the Corporation has been popular with those disenchanted with the "fad-of-the month" style of management coming from senior levels of the organization.

Workforce magazine's home page (formerly Personnel Journal) - http://www.workforceonline.com
Don't be put off by the need to choose and register your user ID and password. It costs nothing, and it's worth the time. This site offers news and information, forums, Frequently Asked Questions, etc.

Working Mother's Hundred Best Companies - http://www.women.com/work/best/#summary
A summary of the most recent list of Working Mother Magazine's "best companies" awards, how they're rated and a profile of each company that made the list.

Human Resources Executive/Cornell University - http://www.workindex.com
Like most publications' sites, this one is an excellent source of information and opinions about the workplace, benefits, and employee-management relations from a human resources perspective.

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Labor

AFL-CIO Web Page - http://www.aflcio.org
Policy statements, public documents, research library, labor news.

Labor Project for Working Families - http://violet.berkeley.edu/~iir/workfam/home.html
This is a resource for both unions and management, providing samples of contract language, news of unions, labor-management efforts related to work/family balance. It also provides a link to the Institute of Industrial Relations at Berkeley, and from there to more than 100 labor and workforce-related resources.

Labor Unions and Parental Leave - http://www.labor.org.au/about_unions/glossary/parental_leave.html
Information about the Industrial Relations Act of 1991.

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Nanny resources

Nannynet -- http://www.nannynetwork.com
A national internet resource for nannies and the families that employ them.

Homework Solutions, Inc. -- http://www.4nannytaxes.com
Nanny tax experts offer payroll tax solutions for employers of nannies, companions, mothers' helpers, housekeepers, etc.

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Research

Work & Family Connection - http://.www.workfamily.com.

This Web site is an outstanding source of reports on work-life issues, and includes a comprehensive database of articles.

The Families and Work Institute - http://www.familiesandwork.org
A complete listing of FWI's extensive array of publications and how to order them, including their brand new and fascinating Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development, and helpful suggestions for parents on raising the young child, excerpted from "I Am Your Child."

The Sloan Foundation - http://www.sloan.org/family
Kathleen Christensen's work on work-family with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Whirpool Foundation - http://www.whirlpool.com/html/corp/foundation/foundws.htm
The Whirlpool Foundation reports on its global research.

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Shiftworkers

The Night Shift Initiative - http://www.nightshift.com
Produced by Voron Communications, this site offers a host of shift-related articles, news of other initiatives and links to related sites.

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States' efforts

Texas Work & Family Clearinghouse - http://www.tec.state.tx.us/wrkfrcdev/wfcmssn.html
News and information about work-family.

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Telecommuting

Joanne H. Pratt Associates- http://www.joannepratt.com/.
This is a virtual company that helps both public and private organizations implement telework. President Joanne Pratt approaches change as a futurist interested in what is going to happen next.

Canadian Telework Association- http://www.ivc.ca/.
News about telecommuting with a Canadian slant, but with plenty of other information as well.
Gil Gordon's Site on Telecommuting - http://www.gilgordon.com
News about telecommuting, frequently asked questions (FAQ's), international telecommuting, and interesting links to related sites. Gel Gordon is one of the most frequently quoted gurus in this field, and holds a conference that attracts attendees from all over the world.

Kinetic workplace - http://www.kineticworkplace.com
This consulting group specializes in improving organizational performance through workplace innovation. This includes strategies such as: hoteling, mobile work, alternative officing, and telecommuting.

TDSI (Telework Development System International, Inc.) - http://www.TDSI-Inc.com
Telework Development System International, Inc. or TDSI, helps organizations achieve success at a distance through the effective use of telecommuting techniques. "TDSI gives you the tools to effectively select, manage, train and support your telecommuters and their managers."

International Telework Association - http://www.telecommute.org
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic, social and environmental benefits of teleworking.

Telecommute Connecticut - http://www.telecommuteCT.com
"Telecommute CT! promotes the viability of telecommuting as a flexible work option which reduces the number of employee work trips and therefore decreases traffic congestion, energy consumption and air pollution."

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Training

American Society for Training and Development - http://www.astd.org
The web site for the leading organization devoted to training and development. Much of the information is for members only.

Cybechalk Learning Network- http://www.cyberchalk.com
A website devoted to training programs delivered over the internet or intranets. Sample programs can be reviewed, and you can learn more about how companies can deliver training to their employees via the internet or intranet.

TASL - http://www.tasl.com
A searchable site managed by Training and Seminar Locators, Inc. that has hundreds of seminars and training programs listed.

Training & Development Resource Center - http://www.tcm.com/trdev
A substantial compilation of training and development resources.

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Work-Life Consultants

Artemis Management Consultants - http://www.nbn.com/people/artemis
This consulting firm specializes in workplace culture change, challenging assumptions about how work is done, examining work processes and using organizational development expertise to look at work through a work-life lens. They were part of the recent Ford Foundation-funded research project, and this site offers some of the results of that research.

Bright HorizonsFamilySolutions-- http://www.brighthorizons.com
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the nation’s leading provider of work-site childcare, early education, and work-life consulting services. The company was founded in July 1998 in a merger of Boston-based Bright Horizons Inc. and Nashville-based Corporate Family Solutions, the two leading companies in the industry, each with more than a decade of success. Bright Horizons Family Solutions manages Family Centers for more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers, including 68 from the Fortune 500 and 40 that appear on Working Mother magazine’s 1997 list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."

Dependent Care Connection - http://www.dcclifecare.com
This site offers the usual description of the firm's services (primarily counseling and referral) plus a forum for its clients' employees, and then offers a consultants directory and links with a substantial number of HR resources. You can also get to the Human Resource Gateway to the Internet from this site, and from there to practically everywhere.

Families and Work Institute - http://www.familiesandwork.org
You can order FWI's publications through this website, get news about their latest research, and link to other organizations.

Family and Work - http://members.aol.com/momschmitt/index.html
Training and consulting firm specializing in the art of living. Sample of areas include; Balancing Family and Work; Overcoming Burnout; People; and Process Improvement.

Fried and Sher - http://www.friedandsher.com/
This company helps employers design work-life programs, provides childcare center development, management, architectural design and technical assistance, develops training and programs for childcare professionals.

W.M. Mercer- http://www.wmmercer.com/
A nationwide human resources consulting firm that has been developing an interest in the work-life field. Most recently it collaborated with Bright Horizons Family Solutions to conduct a survey of the commitment of corporations to work-life initiatives.

New Ways to Work - http://www.nww.org
Encourages experimentation with work-time options, such as job-sharing, work-sharing, flextime, flexplace, time-income tradeoffs and various types of leave.

The Partnership Group - http://www.tpglifebalance.com
Part of Ceridian's Performance Partners, this full-service work-life consulting firm specializes in counseling and referral. Their site links to other valuable work-life websites.

Work & Family Connection - http://.www.workfamily.com. This organization publishes reports on work-life issues, and provides consulting and other services.

WFD - http://www.wfd.com
A management consulting firm offering a full range of services and corporate work-life programs, including counseling and referral.

Work Family & Life Consulting Service - http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/wfl_con
Canadian work-life consultants offering a full range of services designed to address work-family and life issues.

Work Life Strategies - http://www.wd.org/wls
Strategic planning for families, employers and communities

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Sources: (1) Work & Family Connection, Inc. used by permission. (2) WorkLife Productions, Inc. research