Flexible schedules are becoming an increasingly popular – and important – offering. And it serves every demographic in your workforce.
First day of school, Labor Day, Professional Days, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Columbus Day… Welcome to back-to-school time, otherwise known as, “Seriously?! How can there be so many days off in a row?!” season. Ask working parents who have navigated the back-to-school experience and they’ll tell you that the new academic year can feel like a veritable cha-cha of dance maneuvers: three steps forward with regular school days, two steps back with rapid-fire days off. One Massachusetts mom says her local district calendar has exactly one full week of school between the start date in late August and mid-October. “It’s exasperating,” she…
It’s a fact of the modern workplace that employees will go out on parental leave. It’s also a fact that there will always be a concern about whether or not they will come back. The question is…are companies doing enough to make sure they’re retaining employees after leave?
At a lot of companies, the answer may be no.
“Men certainly aren’t shy about saying what’s on their minds,” writes Bright Horizons CFO Elizabeth Boland on FORTUNE.com, “and we shouldn’t be either. Rather than waiting until you’ve reviewed all of the information to offer up your voice, take a cue from men and throw out your opinion.”
Employee surveys can tell you a lot about your workforce. But getting to the very specific information you need requires a leap of faith by employees. Specifically, it requires them to give up their anonymity. How can you help them feel comfortable making that leap?
Even though employees are stressed at work, they’re opting not to use their vacation days, which is resulting in employee burnout and lower productivity.
In the age of the email, there are few feelings more sinking than the realization that you just hit “reply all”….when you absolutely, positively shouldn’t have. But such are the perils of the round-the-clock workday; the haze of late-night exhaustion that can prompt not just reply-alls, but rash reactions, ill-advised replies, and then attempts to either unsend or plead (“Disregard last message!” or “Please don’t read!”).
Boston.com profiled our company chief – his history at the company, how he’s helped us become one of Massachusetts’ top places to work, and his hard work keeping up the positive culture we’re so proud of — and provided insight into what makes our company tick.
For working parents, no matter how old their children are, there’s bound to be something that’s weighing on their minds or schedules — and you can help.
Last night at the Olympics, swimmer Dana Vollmer scored a bronze medal in the Butterfly. What makes this achievement especially awesome is the fact that Dana is 28 and just 17 months ago, she gave birth to a baby boy.