“What will the boss say?” That’s a top question on employees’ minds when they’re planning for a family. And about 70% say it’s actually affected the timing of that first little bundle.It’s just one of the surprising findings from a recently released survey of new and expectant working parents: employers play an unexpectedly prominent role in family planning.
On its face, Motley Fool’s “Fool’s Errand” seems to be a story about vacation, but it’s really a crafty little story about the kind of workplace culture that allows people to do (or not) their jobs.
Millennials are asking questions, getting rid of that tired old phrase, “but it’s always been that way,” and putting cultural progress in the same basket as technological.
Few things make us as unabashedly happy as the success of our clients. And the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list has us positively glowing. More than three quarters of the organizations on the list – 83 to be exact – are part of our family of clients. These are companies we’re proud to call partners…who are modern in all the best possible ways. They embrace working mothers. They help them build great careers as well as solid families. And as a result, they’re not just rewarded with standout reputations as employers, but also the kind of bottom lines…
For adult learners, higher education has a different purpose than it had when they were younger, with a focus on new and very specific goals. As a result, it’s simply not possible to adequately assess a school or program based solely on the qualifications important to an 18-year-old incoming freshman.
All the attention on Millennials is understandably leaving Gen X and Boomers feeling a little, dare we say it, Jan Brady-esque. Gen X is already pleading for employers’ attention like main characters in a Dr. Seuss book. But Boomers – particularly newly launched empty nesters — need some attention, too.
There are a lot of good reasons to provide child care as a benefit. We’ve listed just five.
What happens when a working dad’s day is, shall we say, punctuated by a little surprise? Watch the video. We’ll let you decided how much fun he’s having.
Why are a growing number of the country’s biggest-name companies putting child care at their offices? Two words: retention and morale. Prominent business leaders weighed in with the Wall Street Journal on why they offer child care and the value it brings.
More than half of today’s working nurses are Boomers nearing retirement; and the Health and Medicine division of the American Academy of Science is recommending that 80% of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.
“Hospitals need to be proactive about identifying qualified employees to fill this staffing gap.”