We celebrated “Take Your Child to Work Day” at Bright Horizons last week (it was spring break here in MA so we took advantage of the timing). We thought it would be fun to hear from both sides on the experience so we asked the participants each one question. Parents: What’s one thing you want your child to learn about your job at “Take Your Child To Work Day?” They do know what I do, but it was nice to have them meet some of the people I work with and see me working in my office instead of…
As we finish up the second quarter of 2106, two events – Human Resource Executive’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference and Solutions at Work LIVE — got HR leaders from across the country talking about these trends in human resources.
It’s hard to believe that employers spending this type of money would not be more focused on the “front end” of their tuition reimbursement programs. Providing academic advising and counseling to users of educational benefits before employees start their studies would greatly enhance their experience, not to mention maximize the employers ROI.
We need people with the brain capacity and desire to generate brainstorms without being hamstrung by choices they made as adolescents. “Few emerging adults willing to take a chance on their business idea,” wrote the New York Times, “makes it harder for everyone else to get a job.”
Satisfying work is known to have a substantial impact on how well people do their jobs. But those same satisfying jobs can have converse effects on the work/life equation. At Biogen, that’s mean creating an evolving benefits strategy that’s gone from “need to play” to “need to win.”
While dependent care was once a smallish part of work-life, which was a smallish part of HR, it is now a momentous responsibility for someone at headquarters of large global organizations. What global organizations need is a strategic vision consistent with company values, and a plan.
So, how does an employer who has a workforce full of patient caregivers or teachers (or any role that’s human-labor intensive for that matter) authentically support work/life balance? The key words are FLEXIBILITY and CONTROL. Employees who feel that there is some degree of flexibility in their scheduling — and who feel they have input into how that schedule is created — are much more likely to indicate they have work/life balance.
Roughly 10% of the workforce currently supports a child with special needs. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we’re featuring weekly stories throughout April about what this means for employees and how employers can help. The following comes from Adam R. Goldberg, M.Ed, Founder & CEO of myEdGPS.
A Dream Company supports people as a company rather than individuals, and so lays the groundwork for longer lasting results than a dream job. So if the answer to giving employees their dream job is in reality to become their Dream Company, how do you become one?
To make the most of those painstakingly assembled benefits packages, employees have to use them. But many – particularly Millennials — are falling behind. A survey from Collective Health of San Mateo, CA found that 72% of 18- to34-year olds are often confused about the benefit options they have.