A wise candy wrapper recently told me that “chocolate brings joy.” I won’t argue. But it did make me stop and think about what truly brings me joy, especially since we’re heading into the holidays. On the top of my list are the three F’s. . . Family, Faith, and Friends. In fourth place is work. But the joy I feel at work also supports my three F’s. Let me explain.
When your employees count their blessings this Thanksgiving, will they count their employer among them? With only 30% of American employees feeling actively engaged at work, chances are the answer to that question is “no.” So on this Thanksgiving, I encourage employers to consider what can you do to encourage engagement in your workplace.
The holidays are generally a joyful time of year, though it may be difficult for employees who will notice elder loved ones’ declining health firsthand. How can companies help ensure employees’ older relatives are safe and cared for year-round?
I’m often astounded by the EdAssist graduate school advising team, even as an EdAssist employee. They counsel people on everything they need to know: from applications and prerequisites, to their employer’s tuition policy, to managing work, school, and life. I wish I’d had this benefit when applying to grad school!
Folks will soon be turning their attention to W-2’s, 1040’s, and that all-important tax refund. But did you know that in 2009, 1.5 million taxpayers didn’t use the education tax breaks they were eligible for? Read how you as an employer can help employees’ financial well-being with education finance support.
It can be intimidating to become adult learner. Adult learners bring a wide variety of life experiences — and a unique dynamic — to the classroom.
‘Tis the season for winter colds & absenteeism. Read these stories from parents who used Bright Horizons back-up care for their sick children — and got to work worry-free.
A decline in unemployment is generally viewed as good news. And it is! But even good news comes with caveats. Low unemployment means fewer people looking for work. When the labor pool shrinks and positions continue to rise, you have the recipe for the reverse of unemployment — a labor shortage.
Read Part 2 of our “best value colleges for adult learners” series — finding bargains in higher education while keeping the learner’s best interest in mind.
Why should employers help parents reduce work/family conflict? I would venture to guess that when faced with a conflict, parents choose to be with their child. And the one time parents do go to work, they’re so distracted and preoccupied, they might as well have taken the time off.