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Center for Work and Family hosting seminar on new economy

(10-17-2000) The Boston College Center for Work and Family, in conjunction with Fast Company magazine, will host a seminar on workplace values and balancing work and life in the new economy tomorrow, Oct. 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall.

The seminar, "," is the first to include high tech, biotech and companies in a presentation of new economy lifestyle topics such as recruitment, retention, productivity and workload, organizers say.

Featured speakers at the all-day seminar are Keith Hammonds, senior editor of Fast Company, a leading new economy magazine; Fran Rodgers, chief executive officer of WFD Inc.; San Jose State University Professor Chuck Darrah; and David F. Russon, executive vice president of human resources for BuildNet Inc.

"We are very excited to be hosting a top-notch group of presenters and outstanding new economy companies for this important conversation about work/life balance in the 'brave new world' of work," said Beth Fredericks, director of corporate partnerships for CWF.

"Research has shown that when employers understand and respect the full range of their employees' needs, both inside and outside of work, they can achieve business results unmatched by their competitors," Fredericks said. "The question is, is today's workplace really different from the workplace of 10 or 15 years ago?"

In addition to the listed speakers, representatives from Microsoft, and Beansprout Networks will participate in the event.

Registration for the event has closed, according to CWF organizers.

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